Building Riak Search on OS X

Jeremiah Peschka jeremiah.peschka at
Wed Aug 24 00:09:40 EDT 2011

Ah, is this the "It won't work on the latest and greatest Erlang" issue that crops up every now and then?
Jeremiah Peschka - Founder, Brent Ozar PLF, LLC
Microsoft SQL Server MVP

On Aug 23, 2011, at 9:08 PM, Andrew Thompson wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 09:02:30PM -0700, Jeremiah Peschka wrote:
>> Has anyone managed to build Riak Search 0.14.2 on OS X? When I try with the version from homebrew (or pulling the riak_search-0.14.2 tag from github) I get the following error:
>> Compiling src/riakclient.proto
>> WARNING: option deprecated
>> Config option 'fail_on_warning' has been deprecated
>> in favor of 'warnings_as_errors'.
>> 'fail_on_warning' will be removed once OTP R14B03 is released.
>> Compiled src/riakc_obj.erl
>> Compiled src/riakc_pb.erl
>> src/riakc_pb_socket.erl:62: type ip_address() undefined
>> make: *** [compile] Error 1
>> When I attempt to follow the wiki directions for getting started with the pre-built packages, I download a tiny file that's not in a valid .tar.gz format and that's all she wrote.
>> Thoughts? Experiences?
> I'm pretty sure that's caused by the wrong version of Erlang. You can
> correct the error by prefixing the ip_address type with inet: to give
> you inet:ip_address() but you'll likely run into NIF compilation errors
> later on in the build.
> Andrew
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