[erlang-questions] C:\Program Files\erlx.x.x\bin - yes or no?

Bohuslav Svancara <>
Tue Oct 2 14:40:16 CEST 2012


The same problem here.

Windows 7 Prof 64-bit.

This installer: http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_R15B02.exe
skips installation of vcredist_x64.exe.

This is its log:

Output folder: C:\Program Files\erl5.9.2
Extract: Install.ini
Extract: Install.exe... 100%
Output folder: C:\Program Files\erl5.9.2\releases
Output folder: C:\Program Files\erl5.9.2\releases\R15B02
...

This installer: http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_R15B01.exe
Does not skip this step and installs vcredist_x64.exe.

This is its log:

Output folder: C:\Program Files\erl5.9.1
Extract: vcredist_x64.exe
Execute: "C:\Program Files\erl5.9.1\vcredist_x64.exe"
Output folder: C:\Program Files\erl5.9.1
Extract: Install.ini
Extract: Install.exe... 100%
Output folder: C:\Program Files\erl5.9.1\releases
Output folder: C:\Program Files\erl5.9.1\releases\R15B01
....


*otp_win64_R15B02.exe* does not create correct directory structure - see a
picture.
But if one installs *otp_win64_R15B01.exe* before *otp_win64_R15B02.exe*,
*otp_win64_R15B02.exe* creates correct directory structure (!) and runs
fine then.

Thank you.
Bob

2012/9/18 Lukas Larsson <>

> Hi,
>
> I've found the bug, however because of the way our build procedures
> work it will take me a day to build and test the new release, hope
> that is ok.
>
> You are absolutely right about installing win64 on win32, I'll put a
> ticket in our backlog to fix that issue.
>
> Lukas
>
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Simon MacMullen <>
> wrote:
> > ...although there is still the installing-win64-on-win32 thing. You may
> very
> > well say "user error", but it would be really nice if the installer
> didn't
> > look like it had succeeded :-)
> >
> > Cheers, Simon
> >
> >
> > On 18/09/12 11:34, Lukas Larsson wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> The .dll should have been part of it, however when fixing something
> >> else we apparently broke this functionality. R15B01 works as it
> >> should, we'll build a new installer for R15B02 after lunch and get it
> >> to you as soon as we can.
> >>
> >> Thanks for reporting this error!
> >>
> >> Lukas
> >>
> >> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Simon MacMullen<>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> On 17/09/12 17:25, Lukas Larsson wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> have you tried running Install.exe manually in cmd?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "The program can't start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your
> >>> computer.
> >>> Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."
> >>>
> >>> So we have a culprit.
> >>>
> >>> I guess this is a shared library that can be installed by tons of
> things,
> >>> but I was installing on a brand new system. Is it possible to
> distribute
> >>> this library with Erlang? If not, is it possible to detect its absence
> in
> >>> the installer and pop up an error message telling the user to download
> >>> it?
> >>> :-)
> >>>
> >>> BTW, I also get the same symptoms installing win64 on a win32 system.
> >>> Yes,
> >>> of course you shouldn't do that, but again the failure is unobvious -
> you
> >>> just get a partial installation and no error message.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Cheers, Simon
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Simon MacMullen
> >>> RabbitMQ, VMware
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> >>> 
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> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Simon MacMullen
> > RabbitMQ, VMware
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