How to Quick-Start with Erlang Programming Language on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa

December 28, 2015 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Erlang Getting-Started for Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Started with the Erlang Programming Language on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa GNU/Linux Desktop.

Erlang is a general-purpose programming language and runtime environment.
Erlang has built-in support for Concurrency, Distribution and Fault Tolerance.
Erlang is used in several large telecommunication systems from Ericsson.
Erlang is available as open source from

Open Source Erlang is a Functional Programming Language designed at the Ericsson Computer Science Laboratory.

Some of Erlang main Features are:

  • Clear declarative syntax and is largely free from side-effects
  • Built-in support for real-time, concurrent and distributed programming
  • Designed for development of robust and continuously operated programs
  • Dynamic code replacement at runtime

The Erlang distribution also includes OTP (Open Telecom Platform) which provides a rich set of libraries and applications.

Erlang Quick Start for Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa - Featured
  1. How to Install Erlang on Linux Mint
    This package is a dummy package which will install Erlang/OTP runtime, applications, sources, code examples and the Erlang editing mode for Emacs.

    • By GDebi or QApt Package Installers:
      One Click Install

      After simply Confirm to Open and Install by the System Package Installer…

    • By Terminal:

      sudo apt-get install erlang

      If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  2. Erlang Quick Start with Hello-World

    Erlang Hello-World

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