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Put information on ERL_LIBS and root access into the

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@@ -19,11 +19,25 @@ useful constants (matches those of WiringPi):
Then you can start setting up the [pins][4] and use them:
- application:start(wpi),
Pin = 7,
wpi:pin_mode(Pin, ?WPI_OUTPUT),
wpi:digital_write(Pin, ?WPI_HIGH),
+It helps setting the ERL_LIBS environment variable to tell Erlang
+where to find the code. Assuming you have a copy of the `wpi`
+application in `/home/pi/src/wpi` you can add `wpi` and other apps in
+the `src` directory to the code path by setting the environment
+variable like this:
+ export ERL_LIBS=/home/src/
+If you get an error like this, it means that the library doesn't have
+root access. This is solved by running Erlang as root, but please
+consider the security implications of doing so. A future version of
+the library may have another way of handling this.
+ wiringPiSetup: Unable to open /dev/mem: Permission denied

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