[erlang-questions] Makefile not generated for erlang folder

Fri Dec 22 23:05:56 CET 2017

Any chance, that you are on Mac OS with case insensitive file system?

best regards,

> On 22 Dec 2017, at 19:32, Chris Hicks <iammononym@REDACTED> wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I'm using the otp_src_20.0.tar.gz downloaded from Erlang.com and following the instructions found here: http://erlang.org/doc/installation_guide/INSTALL.html <http://erlang.org/doc/installation_guide/INSTALL.html>
> However, when I attempt to run `make` everything works fine until right after the hipe application. The error I get is as follows:
> make[2]: Leaving directory `<root folder>/build/private/src/lib/hipe'
> make[2]: Entering directory `<root folder>/build/private/src/lib/erlang'
> make[2]: *** No rule to make target `opt'.  Stop.
> When looking at the erlang folder the Makefile has not been generated. The build process is being handled by a custom build system and is kicked off by a custom build script, which really just makes sure the required libraries are linked so that they can be found when running `./configure` and `make`
> The relevant parts of the script are as follows, minus some long paths for readability:
> SSL_CONFIG=" --with-ssl-zlib=<zlib path here> --with-ssl=<ssl path here>"
> tar -xzf otp_src_20.0.tar.gz --strip-components 1 -C "$WRITABLE_SRC_DIR"
> ./configure "--prefix=$INSTALL_DIR" $SSL_CONFIG
> make -j "$CPU_COUNT"
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