Install C Compiler
Install Player
Install Erlang
Checkout KERL
Configure and Make
Installing KERL


This guide should explain how to easily install KERL onto a Fedora 10 system.
These instructions should also work for other RPM based distributions.

Step 1: Install C Compiler

You will need to install a C++ compiler to build KERL.
You can install it as shown below.

installing C++

Step 2: Install Player

You will need the Player headers and libraries to build KERL.
You can install Player as shown below.
Player/Stage built for fedora can be found

installing Player

Step 3: Install Erlang

Erlang is required to install and use KERL.

installing erlang

Step 4: Check out KERL

Check KERL out using subversion by running:
svn co[version] kerl-[version]

checking out kerl

Step 5: Configure and Make

After checking out KERL you can configure and build it by running:
# ./configure --prefix=/usr/ && make install
You may need to run updatedb so that erlang interface can be found.

running configure and make

Step 6: Installing KERL

You can then install KERL by running as root
# make install

installing KERL

Step 7: Testing KERL

You can now test a successful installation on KERL from any directory by running:
# erl
> mrh:start().

testing KERL

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