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

Alex Babkin ababkin@REDACTED
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

do tell us about the project you will be maintaining

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 6:50 PM, Ryan Brown <ryankbrown@REDACTED> 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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