[erlang-questions] Using the half-word emulator with the erlang-solutions ubuntu package

pablo platt <>
Fri Apr 12 11:53:42 CEST 2013


kerl looks great but I only need one release and having to activate Erlang
on every shell can be annoying.
A package also takes care of dependencies for me avoiding issues like the
missing libssl headers you mentioned.

Thanks


On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 3:03 PM, Konrad Gądek <
> wrote:

> I consulted the half-word emulator option: we shall have such packages
> (and others) in future, but this is not a priority and, I must admit, Karol
> and I have some other work to do now, so there's no deadline for that
> unfortunately.
>
> In the meantime, if you need half-word emulator now, I'd suggest using
> kerl[1] to build your custom Erlang -- it's like rvm/virtualenv but for
> Erlang and it's easy to use (yes! 2 or so commands to build&install it!).
> You shall add --enable-m64-build --disable-hipe --enable-halfword-emulator
> --with-ssl to KERL_CONFIGURE_OPTIONS (some more info here[2] and in the
> kerl readme[3]; ~/.kerlrc file I use for my projects is here: [4]; in ESL
> we don't use kerl).
> Take a note that it's a known issue for kerl[5] to silently build Erlang
> without crypto - and probably everyone needs it (at least for rebar) - so
> keep an eye on that.
>
> In case of any problems, don't hesitate to ask :)
>
>
> [1] https://github.com/spawngrid/kerl
> [2] http://www.erlang.org/doc/installation_guide/INSTALL.html#id62320
> [3] https://github.com/spawngrid/kerl/blob/master/README.md
> [4] http://pastebin.com/qWVC6rHr
> [5] https://github.com/spawngrid/kerl/issues/31
>
>
>
> /Konrad Gądek
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "pablo platt" <>
> To: "Konrad Gądek" <>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 9:02:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Using the half-word emulator with the
> erlang-solutions ubuntu package
>
>
>
>
>
> Is it possible to add a 64bit with half-word enabled and HiPE disabled
> package in addition to the 32bit and 64bit packages?
>
>
> Is there a chance HiPE and half-word will work together in a future
> release?
>
>
> Thank you for the packages.
> They are extremely helpful.
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM, Konrad Gądek <
>  > wrote:
>
>
> Hi,
>
> As far as I'm aware, we don't have half-word emulator enabled in our
> packages, so this seems like an erroneous statement on ESL website -- I'll
> investigate it more tomorrow.
>
> Both disabling HiPE and enabling half-word emulator are done while
> building packages. Some more info:
> http://stackoverflow.com/a/1185490/547223
>
> /Konrad Gądek
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "pablo platt" <  >
> To: 
> Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 2:59:07 PM
> Subject: [erlang-questions] Using the half-word emulator with the
> erlang-solutions ubuntu package
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi,
>
> The page on the erlang-solutions website says that the packages support
> the half-word emulator:
> https://www.erlang-solutions.com/downloads
> "These have included HiPE enabled, 32 and 64 bit configurations, alongside
> the half-word emulator"
>
> I see [hipe] when starting the shell so half-word is probably not enabled.
> I'm not using hipe so there is no problem disabling it.
>
> Do I need to set a flag when installing the deb package?
> Do I need to use a flag when starting erlang or creating a release with
> rebar in the vm.args?
>
>
> Are there reasons not to use half-word besides the 4GB process memory
> limit?
>
>
>
> Thanks
>
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