riak source build error.

Atul Sowani sowani at gmail.com
Thu May 21 01:27:59 EDT 2015


While waiting for some help, I wanted to try to compile Riak code with the
recommended Erlang version R16B02. On my system I had R17. So I downloaded
Basho's Erlang distribution as described on

One thing I noticed after extracting OTP_R16B02_basho8 is that configure
script is missing. I generated configure script using autoconf. Is this the
correct procedure, or the configure script should have been there to start

After generating configure myself, I executed it. However, it seems that it
also expects a "configure" script under directory

This script is missing. My question is should this script get
auto-generated or am I supposed to generate one? If it is supposed to get
auto-generated, for some reason it is not getting generated.

Has anybody faced these problems earlier? Am I doing the right thing or
missing something important?


On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 11:49 AM, Atul Sowani <sowani at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Clay and Rob,
> Thank for responding to my query. Rob, sorry for combining reply for your
> mail here but I guess following information will be useful for both of you.
> My current interaction with Riak is only for evaluation and to see how
> easy/difficult it is to use it for different Linux distributions. Hence I
> obtained the Riak source code from GitHub and tried to compile it. I am no
> expert in Erlang and have never used it before. So I am worried about the
> error I got while compiling Riak. I tried to search for similar error on
> Google, but it did not lead me to any definitive solution. I am using
> Erlang 17.1 version.
> Thanks,
> Atul.
> On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 6:29 PM, Clay Price <cprice at basho.com> wrote:
>> Hey Atul,
>> I'd like to connect you with one of our solutions architects, who should
>> be able to help with your issue. Do you have some availability on Thursday
>> to discuss your issue? Also, if you could send over to me your use case for
>> Riak, I can get some information prepared that you might find beneficial.
>> Looking forward to hearing back.
>> Clay
>> On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 7:23 AM, Atul Sowani <sowani at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am new to this mailing list. I am trying to build riak from source on
>>> Ubuntu 14.10. I cloned riak code from GitHub and as given in "Building
>>> Riak" section of README.org file, issued "make rel" command. Everything
>>> seemed to compile fine, until I received following error as in the log
>>> snippet below:
>>> ==> riak (compile)
>>> ./rebar generate
>>> ==> rel (generate)
>>> ERROR: Unable to generate spec: read file info
>>> /usr/lib/erlang/man/man1/gem.1.gz failed
>>> ERROR: Unexpected error: rebar_abort
>>> ERROR: generate failed while processing /home/test/riak/rel: rebar_abort
>>> Makefile:34: recipe for target 'generate' failed
>>> make: *** [generate] Error 1
>>> /usr/lib/erlang/man/man1/gem.1.gz file is present and is a valid file
>>> (meaning not an empty file, inaccessible file etc.)
>>> I have no idea how to get around this error. Any help is highly
>>> appreciated.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Atul.
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>> --
>> Clay Price
>> 571-732-2502
>> www.basho.com
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