Nitrogen fails to create project

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Jul 28, 2021, 5:57:31 PM7/28/21
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I get this error when I enter make rel_cowboy PROJECT=promo

==> rel (generate)
ERROR: generate failed while processing /home/lloyd/nitrogen/rel: {'EXIT',{{badmatch,{error,"Release \"nitrogen\" uses non existing application common_test"}},
make[3]: *** [Makefile:305: generate] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory '/home/lloyd/nitrogen'
make[2]: *** [Makefile:325: rel_inner_full] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/lloyd/nitrogen'
make[1]: *** [Makefile:214: rel] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/lloyd/nitrogen'
make: *** [Makefile:86: rel_cowboy] Error 2

Erlang is installed:

$ erl
Erlang/OTP 22 [erts-10.6.4] [source] [64-bit] [smp:4:4] [ds:4:4:10] [async-threads:1]

Eshell V10.6.4  (abort with ^G)

Any suggestions on why this fails?

Many thanks,


Aug 6, 2021, 2:34:29 AM8/6/21
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Hello there. This is a bit late but it got me thinking. I never had such error. I guess it is because I always build Erlang from sources. You installed erlang from your distro's repository, right?

Popular distros tend to break erlang into several packages. In Ubuntu for example you would have to install such package with:
     sudo apt-get install erlang-common-test

Jesse Gumm

Aug 26, 2021, 9:35:23 AM8/26/21
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Hey folks,

Just a followup to this - the problem was that he had the basic debian erlang package (as you suspected, Franklin).  Once he installed the esl-erlang package from, Nitrogen was able to build again.


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