Building Erlang OTP R14B on OpenBSD 4.7

Summary: OpenBSD is not GNU/Linux!

I just spent the last 20 minutes baffled by some weird errors as I was building Erlang on an OpenBSD box I am setting up.

$ make
make: "/home/acces/otp_src_R13B04/Makefile" line 88: Missing dependency operator
make: "/home/acces/otp_src_R13B04/Makefile" line 89: Missing dependency operator
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The problem is… that when you type make, OpenBSD — and probably NetBSD and FreeBSD — all use BSD make by default, NOT GNU make! Silly me. I even had just installed GNU make a couple hours earlier!

So anyway:

$ pkg_add -i -v gmake
[download, unzip, configure Erlang OTP]
$ make # WILL FAIL!
$ gmake

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