[erlang-questions] Regd: Erlang

Michal Niec <>
Thu Jan 12 13:51:04 CET 2012


Hi Preeti,

When you tried to install the esl-erlang_15.b-1_amd64.deb package, the error message stated you have missing dependencies.
In the message you have all the package names. You can install them by calling (sudo) apt-get install -f, this will repair all required dependencies and finish installation.

Some notes:
If you are executing the dpkg command as a simple user, use sudo dpkg -i esl-erlang_15.b-1_amd64.deb
The package you downloaded was generated and tested on Ubuntu 11.04. If we don't have the correct OS version you would like to use, you can always ask us to generate it. We are already planning to add Ubuntu 11.10 to our OS list.
Even if the dpkg command has --force-depends flag but it is not recommended to use it. 

Best Regards,
Michał Nieć

On 11 Jan 2012, at 03:56, preeti sp wrote:

> Tim,
> 
> Refer my answers below:
> 
> - what ubuntu version are you installing onto :- 11.10
> 
> - what command(s) you are running to build/install : I am using below commands you stated: make, configure, make install. I am not passing any options.
> 
> - what output and/or error messages are you getting: 
> I am getting a bunch of errors stating - all erlang dependencies are missing - like odbc etc...
> 
> 
> I tried installing as Magnus said using below command as well:
> dpkg -i esl-erlang_15.b-1_amd64.deb
> But, I am getting below error now with that approach:
> 
> (Reading database ... 59952 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace esl-erlang 1:15.b (using esl-erlang_15.b-1_amd64.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement esl-erlang ...
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of esl-erlang:
> esl-erlang depends on default-jre-headless | java2-runtime-headless | java1-runtime-headless | java2-runtime | java1-runtime; however:
> Package default-jre-headless is not installed.
> Package java2-runtime-headless is not installed.
> Package java1-runtime-headless is not installed.
> Package java2-runtime is not installed.
> Package java1-runtime is not installed.
> esl-erlang depends on libwxbase2.8-0; however:
> Package libwxbase2.8-0 is not installed.
> esl-erlang depends on libwxgtk2.8-0; however:
> Package libwxgtk2.8-0 is not installed.
> dpkg: error processing esl-erlang (--install):
> dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --- On Sat, 1/7/12, Tim Watson <> wrote:
> 
> From: Tim Watson <>
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Regd: Erlang
> To: "preeti sp" <>
> Cc: 
> Date: Saturday, January 7, 2012, 1:54 AM
> 
> 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 <> 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 <> wrote:
> 
> From: Tim Watson <>
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Regd: Erlang
> To: "preeti sp" <>
> Cc: 
> 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 <> 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 <> 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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