Problems installing erlang then elixir on Ubuntu

Following the installation instructions on the official website and I run into problems when installing erlang.

The following packages have unmet dependencies.

esl-erlang : Depends: libssl0.9.8 but it is not installable
Depends: libwxbase2.8-0 but it is not installable
Depends: libwxgtk2.8-0 but it is not installable
Recommends: erlang-mode but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

What can I do about this?

Did you run apt update first?

Check out asdf package manager and erlang solutions erlang package for ubuntu


Which Ubuntu do you use? And instead of esl-erlang you should install erlang from the ESL repositories.

But for development usually asdf is the better alternative.

Thanks for pointing me to asdf. Used it and it works fine!