[erlang-questions] How to install a specific version of erlang and uninstall a previously installed version on linux

Jack Tang himars@REDACTED
Tue May 2 14:41:17 CEST 2017

You can install and manage different erlang version by kerl (

On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 7:57 PM, Abhishek Ranjan <abhishek@REDACTED>

> Hi,
> I am a beginner in erlang and probably it is quite a naive question but I
> am new to both erlang and linux os as well. I an using Amazon AWS linux
> instance. I was installing ejabberd in the linux instance through source
> code when I came to know that I had to install erlang first so I ran
> command
> yum install erlang
> and the system installed erlang R14B ,then I found that it was needed that
> i install erlang/otp 17.1 for this.
> So now I am a bit confused how to uninstall previous version of erlang
> first and then install a specific version of erlang i.e. Erlang/OTP 17.1 on
> Amazon AWS linux instance.
> Thanks in advance.
> Regards,
> Abhishek
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Jack Tang

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