[erlang-questions] Homebrew

Jesper Louis Andersen <>
Fri Nov 30 12:54:42 CET 2012


The problem is you are using homebrew incorrectly. Homebrew does not per se understand about old versions of Erlang, it only knows about the latest version. So your invocation must be

brew install erlang

There is another thread which talks about running multiple versions of Erlang/OTP next to each other. It mentions 'kerl' as a tool to handle the task of having multiple Erlang versions on the same machine and being able to switch between these. There are other tools as well to do it. Or you can use a shell script to alter your PATH to include the correct wanted Erlang/OTP version. I believe there were some hints in the other thread as well.

Actually getting this installed is out of the scope of this mailing list though, I think.

Jesper Louis Andersen
  Erlang Solutions Ltd., Copenhagen



On Nov 30, 2012, at 10:06 AM, Lucky Khoza <> wrote:

> I'm trying to install Erlang version R14B01 using homebrew: Kk-MacBook:~ lk$ brew install R14B01 and I'm actually getting this 
> Error: No available formula for r14b01.




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