[erlang-questions] Erlang compilation travails

OvermindDL1 overminddl1@REDACTED
Wed May 7 00:12:54 CEST 2014

whereis erl
whence erl
Or some command like that should tell you where it is.
On May 6, 2014 4:03 PM, <lloyd@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hello,
> I've been working my way up the Erlang learning curve for several years
> now quite cheerfully--- coding, installing, compiling, uninstalling, etc.
> But over the past several days my attempts to install n2o/samples have
> thrown crash dumps at the very last stages of compilation.
> Thinking the problem may be an hardware, OS, or Erlang installation issue,
> I moved to another box running Debian Wheezy. But on this box installation
> of rebar fails in the ./bootstrap step.  Moved to second Debian box--- same
> issue.
> The only common denominator is and upgrade of Ubuntu to 14.04 on box one
> and installation of Erlang under kerl on all three boxes.
> Been at this all day trying to get to the root of the problem. Decided to
> go back to basics and COMPLETELY uninstall Erlang, rebar, and kerl from the
> first Debian box and reinstall Erlang and rebar from scratch.
> But here's the mystery:
> lloyd@REDACTED:~$ sudo apt-get --purge remove 'erlang*'
> lloyd@REDACTED:~$ sudo dpkg-query -l 'erlang*'
> dpkg-query: no packages found matching erlang*
> lloyd@REDACTED:~$ sudo dpkg-query -l kerl
> dpkg-query: no packages found matching kerl
> lloyd@REDACTED:~$ sudo dpkg-query -l rebar
> dpkg-query: no packages found matching rebar
> lloyd@REDACTED:~$ cd .kerl
> bash: cd: .kerl: No such file or directory
> lloyd@REDACTED:~$ whereis erlang
> erlang:
> lloyd@REDACTED:~$ whereis rebar
> rebar:
> lloyd@REDACTED:~$ whereis kerl
> kerl:
> lloyd@REDACTED:~$ cd /usr/local/bin
> lloyd@REDACTED:/usr/local/bin$ ls -l
> total 0
> lloyd@REDACTED:~$ cd ~
> lloyd@REDACTED:~$ erl
> Erlang/OTP 17 [erts-6.0] [source] [64-bit] [smp:2:2] [async-threads:10]
> [hipe] [kernel-poll:false]
> Eshell V6.0  (abort with ^G)
> 1>
> Yikes! After all that house-cleaning, erl still runs!
> So my question: In which dark corner of my directory tree is erl still
> lurking?
> Bonus question: Am I being a stupid dunderhead at somewhere along the line
> or my computers IPIO (Inate Perversion of Inanimate Objects) deamons?
> Help!
> Many thanks,
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