[erlang-questions] building R14B04 64-bit in OSX 10.9.1 Mavericks with clang

Brian Mitchell <>
Tue Feb 4 23:38:14 CET 2014


I'd add that I've only tested R14 releases with hipe disabled and
apple's gcc-4.2 build.  You can install apple's GCC via homebrew (brew
install apple-gcc42) or by directly downloading the .pkg that formula
references (see
https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/blob/master/Library/Formula/apple-gcc42.rb).
 I believe Apple also hosts a few downloads but I can't confirm which
ones hold the necessary files.

>From there simply set CC=gcc-4.2 during configuration and things should work.


On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Paul Davis <> wrote:
> I asked Brian Mitchell and he says that R14 is known to not work with
> Clang but it works fine building it with gcc-4.2 on OS X 10.9.
>
> On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 3:59 PM, Paul Davis <> wrote:
>> I'm pretty sure you only want one of the --enable-darwin-64bit or
>> --enable-m64-build, not both. I haven't personally built on OS X 10.9
>> but I haven't heard anything similar from people who have.
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 3:34 PM, Dave Cottlehuber <> wrote:
>>> No matter what incantations I try, I just can't get this to work.brew, kerl, all fail, even the mighty otp_build and configure can't pull this rabbit out of the hat. Sample logs, although many variants were tried in vain:
>>>
>>>     ./otp_build autoconf
>>>
>>> There's a curious sed error in otp_build which looks unrelated:
>>>
>>> === running autoconf in lib/test_server/src
>>> sed: RE error: illegal byte sequence
>>>
>>> But we forge on heedless:
>>>
>>>     ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/erlang/R14B04 --enable-kernel-poll \
>>>         --enable-threads --enable-dynamic-ssl-lib --enable-shared-zlib \
>>>         --enable-smp-support --enable-hipe \
>>>         --enable-darwin-64bit --enable-m64-build
>>>
>>> Which produces a suspect build system name:
>>>
>>>     configure: creating ./config.status
>>>     config.status: creating emulator/i386-apple-darwin13.0.0/Makefile
>>>
>>> It fails each time at:
>>>
>>> Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64:
>>>   "_bp_sched2ix", referenced from:
>>>       _load_nif_2 in erl_nif.o
>>> ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64
>>> clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
>>> make[3]: *** [/ramdisk/otp-OTP_R14B04/bin/i386-apple-darwin13.0.0/beam.smp] Error 1
>>> make[2]: *** [opt] Error 2
>>> make[1]: *** [smp] Error 2
>>> make: *** [emulator] Error 2
>>>
>>> full logs at https://gist.github.com/dch/5a864bc0631022d58f57
>>>
>>>
>>> Removing the --enable-darwin-64bit and --enable-m64-build doesn't help much either:
>>>
>>> Undefined symbols for architecture i386:
>>>   "_bp_sched2ix", referenced from:
>>>       _load_nif_2 in erl_nif.o
>>> ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture i386
>>>
>>> Is this even possible now? Should I try installing gcc42 instead & hope for the best?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Dave Cottlehuber
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