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The Little Elixir & OTP Guidebook by Benjamin Tan Wei Hao

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Appendix. Installing Erlang and Elixir

This appendix explains how to set up Elixir on your system as quickly as possible. I’ll cover Mac OS X, some Linux distributions, and MS Windows, in order of difficulty.

Getting Erlang

Before you install Elixir, you must install Erlang. At this time of writing, the minimum version of Erlang is 19.0. Elixir has so far been very good at keeping up with new Erlang releases.

Just as there are multiple ways to get Elixir, the same goes for Erlang. If you can get it via a package manager, do so. Otherwise, the least problematic approach (by far!) is to head over to the Erlang Solutions site (www.erlang-solutions.com/resources/download.html) and download a copy. It hosts Erlang packages for several Linux distributions ...

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