Install Erlang on a Mac

To install Erlang on your Mac, fol­low these sim­ple steps:

  1. down­load the lat­est source file from the offi­cial Erlang site here.
  2. open the Ter­mi­nal
  3. go to the fold­er where you’ve saved the .gz source file
  4. run the fol­low­ing com­mand: tar –xzf otp_src_R15B01.tar.gz (replace the file­name with the name of the file you’ve down­loaded)
  5. then go into the unzipped fold­er in the Ter­mi­nal, e.g. cd otp_src_R15B01
  6. type in ./configure
  7. then make
  8. and final­ly sudo make install

voila, you’re done!