So I finally got my slice from Slicehost! For anyone wanting to install Erlang on Ubuntu (yeah, I’m probably the only one, but just in case) you should do
apt-get install ncurses-dev
and then run ./configure I’m not sure if the SUSE servers need that or not, but the Ubuntu does. Installing Ruby, Rails, GCC, MySQL is a breeze. I got a little trick to figure out with Erlang and I’ll post it as soon as I get it figured out.