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This section describes how to build, install and patch Erlang/OTP on UNIX and Windows.

There are also various other guides for other OS located in the Erlang/OTP HOWTO folder.


Depending on the Operating System and how familiar you are with using GNU configure/make it can be difficult to build Erlang/OTP. Therefore it is recommended to first go to and check if a pre-built Erlang/OTP can be used.

If the purpose of building Erlang/OTP is to contribute to its development it is recommended to have a look at Contributing to Erlang/OTP and Developing Erlang/OTP.