[erlang-questions] Erlang compile/install vs. RPMs, issues
Fri May 25 21:39:49 CEST 2012
We are using RabbitMQ for a new production system, which requires
Erlang and I've run into a few issues getting things to install properly.
First of all, I found the EPEL repositories to be an issue in that
the 32-bit RPMs are more current, whereas the 64-bit RPMs don't really
exist. When installing from one of them onto a 64-bit platform, I ran
into a pesky dependency on wxGTK (which we'll never, ever use). So I
compiled from source...
Compiling from source also requires that you "touch" lib/wx/SKIP to
disable that feature (which isn't that done with ./configure?). "make
clean" happily removes those SKIP files. Ultimately, I wasn't able to
figure out how to get it to install into the filesystem properly, so
that RabbitMQ is happy.
The RPMs do a lot of nitty gritty work, such as creating directory
structures, creating users and permissions. I was able to get the
32-bit lot to work fine, but we require a 64-bit architecture.
My question is ultimately about either where to obtain an official
(if that exists) Source RPM for the latest R15B01 version that is
suitable for RHEL 5.x, or how to ./configure from the source to mimic
the installation processes that the RPMs normally do. I see other
Source RPMs on Rpmbone, but some refer to dependencies on RHEL 6.x and
updated libc, which conflicts with our environment.
If someone can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate
it. I've spent about 3 working days fussing over this :-)
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