[erlang-questions] Regd: Erlang

Tim Watson <>
Sat Jan 7 10:54:11 CET 2012


Hi Preeti,

I quite understand. Magnus has replied with a link to some pre-packaged
distributions - I'd completely forgotten about those - and they're probably
the best way to go.

Installing Erlang on Ubuntu should just be a matter of running the
apt/aptitude commands. Compiling from source involves grabbing the download
from the erlang.org website and running `./configure && make && make
install` with some --options passed to configure. If you still want to
build/install using apt or from sources, please reply with the following
information so we can help:

- what ubuntu version are you installing onto
- what command(s) you are running to build/install
- what output and/or error messages are you getting

With these details, I'm sure we'll be able to help!

Cheers,

Tim

On 7 January 2012 03:43, preeti sp <> wrote:

> Hi Tim,
>
> I am not an erlang person. I am mainly working with RabbitMQ. I am not
> clear with below mail details. Could you please let me know exact details
> on how do I install erlang successfully on ubuntu (Right now, it is not
> getting installed properly and stating that ncurses not found is the reason
> for erlang's improper installation)
>
> Thanks,
> Preeti
>
>
> --- On *Fri, 1/6/12, Tim Watson <>* wrote:
>
>
> From: Tim Watson <>
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Regd: Erlang
> To: "preeti sp" <>
> Cc: 
> Date: Friday, January 6, 2012, 1:37 PM
>
>
> If you need to build curses by hand then do so - just run ./configure
> --help to see what flags are required to produce a 64 bit binary. Then just
> point the Erlang configure script at it. Otherwise, you could just do
> --without-curses or whatever when building Erlang, but personally I'd want
> (n)curses enabled.
>
> Personally I'd suggest you build it by hand from sources, or use kerl and
> pass KERL_CONFIGURE_OPTS based on the install documentation if you prefer.
>
> On 6 January 2012 18:02, preeti sp <<http://mc/compose?to=preetisp_83@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
>
> I actually followed the exact steps illustrated in the link you shared
> below (GNU/LINUX) on ubuntu.
>
> But, when I executed below command, I got a message saying corresponding
> libraries not found to install. Since those libraries did not install well,
> erlang installation also showed an error at the end saying - curses library
> not found. So, rabbitmq installation failed!
>
> What i need is proper detailed commands to install below libraries on
> ubuntu x86-64 machine configuration!
>
> Thanks,
> Preeti
>
> sudo apt-get install build-essential libncurses5-dev openssl libssl-dev
>
>
> --- On *Fri, 1/6/12, Tim Watson <<http://mc/compose?to=watson.timothy@gmail.com>
> >* wrote:
>
>
> From: Tim Watson <<http://mc/compose?to=watson.timothy@gmail.com>
> >
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Regd: Erlang
> To: "preeti sp" <<http://mc/compose?to=preetisp_83@yahoo.com>
> >
> Cc: <http://mc/compose?to=erlang-questions@erlang.org>
> Date: Friday, January 6, 2012, 4:25 AM
>
>
> And reading http://wiki.basho.com/Installing-Erlang.html might help too.
>
> On 6 January 2012 12:24, Tim Watson <<http://mc/compose?to=watson.timothy@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
>
> Have you tried installing from sources? It sounds like perhaps the
> ./configure script needs to know --with-curses (or whatever the actual
> switch is to point to the ncurses you've installed) and/or the architecture
> you're installing for one isn't compatible with the other.
>
> If you want detailed assistance, please provide a bit more information
> about *how* you're trying to install and what is going wrong (like error
> messages etc).
>
> Also, what version of Ubuntu are you using and do you have the
> build-essential packages installed?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Tim
>
> On 6 January 2012 11:34, preeti sp <<http://mc/compose?to=preetisp_83@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> I am struggling since many days to install RabbitMQ on Ubuntu Machine
> (X86-64)
>
> Now, Erlang is a pre-requisite for Installing RabbitMQ
>
> When I try to Install Erlang, I get an error message saying - Ncurses
> library is not installed.
>
> I tried installing ncurses library in multiple ways using sudo apt-get
> commands. It does not happen and so I am not able to install erlang
> successfully
>
> Can anyone provide me a list of detailed steps to be able to install
> erlang version 14 on an ubuntu machine?
>
> Thanks,
> Preeti
>
>
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