Just as the title says, how do I install erlang in my Ubuntu 12.04?
You can find more up-to-date packages here (Ubuntu 12.04 has R14B04, while the latest version is R15B02). Download the appropriate package and run:
sudo dpkg -i esl-erlang_15.b.2-1~ubuntu~precise_amd64.deb
(adjust as appropriate for the 32-bit package)
You will need to make this file executable (
chmod u+x) and run it with
apt-get update # replace libwxgtk2.8-dev with libwxgtk3.0-dev for Ubuntu 16.04 apt-get --fix-missing -y install build-essential m4 libncurses5-dev libssh-dev unixodbc-dev libgmp3-dev libwxgtk2.8-dev libglu1-mesa-dev fop xsltproc default-jdk mkdir -p /src/erlang cd /src/erlang wget http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_R15B01.tar.gz tar -xvzf otp_src_R16B01.tar.gz chmod -R 777 otp_src_R16B01 cd otp_src_R16B01 ./configure make make install
From the source code, you could do this:
sudo apt-get -y install build-essential m4 libncurses5-dev libssh-dev unixodbc-dev libgmp3-dev libwxgtk2.8-dev libglu1-mesa-dev fop xsltproc default-jdk wget http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_R16B01.tar.gz tar -xvzf otp_src_R16B01.tar.gz chmod -R 777 otp_src_R16B01 cd otp_src_R16B01 ./configure make sudo make install
Note: in some commands it will be necessary have root permissions, so it's adviced to use
su when it's asked. (as you can see some commands already have
sudo as prefix)
I would advise you install it through the Ubuntu Software Center.
To install erlang from Ubuntu Software Center:
Open the Ubuntu Software Center.
erlanginto the search. Under the 'Concurrent, real-time, distributed functional language' title...
Check the Add-on, though optional, for additional features.
Click on 'install' to install it.
You should be able to search the software repository to see if the package you are looking for is in and the repository, and that the version of the software is in the repository.
You can open the terminal with
Ctrl+Alt+t, after doing so simply run the commands below:
:~$ apt-cache search erlang // if erlang exists in the current repository, you can check its dependencies with: :~$ apt-cache depends erlang // if erlang is in the repository and its the version you want to install // gain super-user privileges :~$ sudo bash // and install with apt-get :~# apt-get -y install erlang :~# apt-get -y install erlang-doc :~# exit :~$
I hope this helps!