Make Riak use different Erlang version than that included in the .deb package

Justin Sheehy justin at
Thu May 12 16:08:41 EDT 2011

Hi, Jeremy.

If you build Riak from source, you'll end up with Riak using the
version of Erlang that you used to build it.  With a pre-packaged
version, it will use the Erlang that was used to make the packages.

Riak will be moving to a newer Erlang in upcoming releases, by the way.


On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Jeremy Raymond <jeraymond at> wrote:
> I'm using Riak installed from riak_0.14.0-1_amd64.deb but am having a
> problem with an Erlang reduce function I wrote because it used
> calendar:iso_week_number/1 which isn't available in R13B04 which is bundled
> with the .deb package. Is there an easy way to configure Riak to use a
> different Erlang install (say installed at /usr/local/lib/erlang)?
> - Jeremy
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