This is a quick note in case anyone is having the same issue.
When building erlang R13B02-1 on a 64bit non-SMP machine (not sure if it matters), “make -j 2” somehow resulted in an error which I could not work around. Reverting to simply make (without -j 2) and starting compilation from the very beginning fixed it.
Also, after final make install, I could not start erl - it was complaining about “start.boot not found”. The solution is to symlink boot files like this:
cd /usr/lib/erlang/bin ln -s /usr/lib/erlang/releases/R13B02/start.boot . ln -s /usr/lib/erlang/releases/R13B02/start_clean.boot . ln -s /usr/lib/erlang/releases/R13B02/start_sasl.boot .
I configured it with “./configure –prefix=/usr –disable-x –enable-threads –enable-kernel-poll –disable-hipe”.