[erlang-questions] Failure in compiling R15B-2 on mac os x 10.8 (mountain lion)

Simon Thompson <>
Tue Sep 11 12:38:39 CEST 2012

Björn, thanks. ERL_TOP isn't set, but ERL_LIBS is (to /usr/local/lib/erlang/lib). I have upgraded to Mountain Lion, and consequently upgraded XCode (and command line utilities) and also macports, so all of those are up to date. 

I succeeded later with using the Erlang Solutions pkg, so I have a running system, but not one that I can tweak.

Thanks for your help.


On 11 Sep 2012, at 11:23, Björn Gustavsson <> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 3:16 PM, Simon Thompson <> wrote:
>> Can anyone help? I get this error on compiling erlang on mac os x 10.8 (mountain lion) with makefile built from
>>  ./configure --enable-darwin-64bit
> Works fine for me.
> One thing that may cause problems is if ERL_TOP is set,
> but not set to the current working directory, but to some other
> directory. If that is not the problem, you will have to provide
> more information.
> -- 
> Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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