[erlang-questions] Erlang compile/install vs. RPMs, issues

Lukas Larsson <>
Fri May 25 21:59:29 CEST 2012


Hi, 

Have you tried the rpm here: http://www.erlang-solutions.com/section/132/download-erlang-otp

It is not RHEL specific but it might be worth a try.

Lukas

Sent from me

On 25 maj 2012, at 21:39, Forrest Aldrich <> wrote:

>     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.
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>     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...
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>     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.   
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>     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.
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>     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.
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>     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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> Forrest
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