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

Lukas Larsson <>
Tue Oct 2 14:54:09 CEST 2012


Hi!

If you are having the same problem you want to download
http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_R15B02_with_MSVCR100_installer_fix.exe

I just realized that http://www.erlang.org/download.html had not been
updated with this installer, that should be fixed now.

Lukas

On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Bohuslav Svancara <> wrote:
> 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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>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Simon MacMullen
>> > RabbitMQ, VMware
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