Install Erlang

Erlang is a general-purpose, concurrent, functional programming language. Erlang is best suited to design distributed, fault-tolerant, soft real-time ,highly available and Hot swapable software systems.

Install Erlang

This article will explain how to install Erlang on differnt platformms.

Mac OS X

On MacOS OSX we can install Erlang using Homebrew or MacPorts.


Launch terminal and run following command to install erlang, please make sure you have Homebrew insatlled before running this command.

$ brew install erlang


Launch terminal and run following command to install erlang using MacPorts, please make sure you have MacPorts insatlled before running this command.

$ port install erlang

Ubuntu and Debian

On Ubunutu and other Debian linux OS you can install erlang using apt package manager. To install erlang run following commands from shell.

  1. Update apt repository.
sudo apt-get update
  1. Install erlang.
$ sudo apt-get install erlang


To install erlang on Fedora using Yum package manager, run following command from shell.

$ yum install erlang


To install erlang on FreeBSD using pkg package management tool, run following command from shell.

$ pkg install erlang

Shoket Mahmood Ahmed

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