riak 0.7 build fails on ubuntu

Andrei Dziahel trickster2k4 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 18:37:03 EST 2009


Hi,

Thanks a lot, this really helps :)

Looks like it is the way erlang's man is integrated with system-wide one.

BTW, which Linux distro are you recommend to use in development and
production?

2009/12/28 David Smith <dizzyd at basho.com>

On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Andrei Dziahel <trickster2k4 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi all.
> >
> > Ok, how to reproduce %subj%.
> > First you need an ubuntu box (9.10, in my case).
> > Second - Erlang r13b3 (can be taken in this PPA)
> > Third - riak sources
> >
> > Let's follow the manual:
> >>
> >> $ make all rel
> >> ./rebar compile
> >> ==> mochiweb (compile)
> >> ==> webmachine (compile)
> >> ==> riak (compile)
> >> ./rebar compile generate
> >> ==> mochiweb (compile)
> >> ==> webmachine (compile)
> >> ==> riak (compile)
> >> ==> rel (generate)
> >> ERROR: Unable to generate spec: read file info
> >> /usr/lib/erlang/man/man5/modprobe.d.5 failed
>
> At first glance this appears to be a problem with how erlang is packaged.
> I'm guessing that the erlang package symlinks man -> /usr/lib/erlang/man
> which causes reltool to blow up, since it tries to scan that symlink and has
> insufficient perms to do so. Unfortunately, there's not much we (Riak team)
> can do about that. I suggest (as interim fix) that you remove the symlink
> that is in /usr/lib/erlang/man and try again. If that fixes the problem,
> file a bug with the person who packaged erlang. :)
>
> Hope that helps,
>
> D.
>


-- 
With the best regards, Andrei.
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