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

ノートン ジョーセフ ウェイ ン <>
Wed Jan 16 02:33:24 CET 2013


If you want to build and/or to install Erlang/OTP from source, kerl (https://github.com/spawngrid/kerl) is a handy tool.

regards,

Joe N.

On Jan 16, 2013, at 09:00 , Alex Babkin <> wrote:

> 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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