[erlang-questions] [Newbie] Erlang or Erlang/OTP

Alex Babkin <>
Wed Jan 16 01:00:08 CET 2013


Hi Ryan

I'd suggest not using the apt but rather just get the freshest sources and
build it from source
http://www.erlang.org/download.html

do tell us about the project you will be maintaining



On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 6:50 PM, Ryan Brown <> wrote:

> I have begun learning erlang using the tutorial at:
>
> http://learnyousomeerlang.com
>
> So far it has been wonderful and I expect the remainder to be as well.
> However, as a newbie to Erlang, I have come across an issue and need some
> clarification.
>
> When I began the tutorial I just did an install via apt-get like so:
>
> sudo apt-get install erlang
>
> This has worked very well in the console for the excercises thus far.
> However, I am now at the point when I want to begin using emacs. When I go
> to install the emacs erlang-mode it seems to be requiring OTP. (I had
> planned on starting with the Erlang language fundamentals then move-on to
> OTP specific stuff) When I went to install OTP it instucted me to use
> apt-get and install esl\erlang:
>
> sudo apt-get install esl\erlang
>
> However, when I do this I receive conflict errors. So, I just went ahead
> and removed erlang:
>
> sudo apt-get remove erlang
>
> Then installed OTP as instructed:
>
> sudo apt-get install esl/erlang
>
> Now it appears to be good but I am unsure of what state I am in. Could
> someone please explain the difference? Am I missing anything from core
> erlang? I want to make sure because I am about to begin work maintaining
> a system that uses erlang and OTP.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> --
> -rb
>
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