[erlang-bugs] ssh dependency on asn1

Gunilla Arendt <>
Wed Apr 18 12:56:26 CEST 2007


Some aspects of the application concept are a bit fuzzy, and this is
one of them. The 'applications' field in the .app file is used to
specify which applications should be started before this application is.

asn1, however, is a library application in the sense that it has no
supervision tree and thus does not need to be started before it can
be used. What ssh needs is the code for asn1 being available, not that
it is started, but there is (currently) no way of expressing that in
the .app file.

Gunilla, Erlang/OTP team

Anders Nygren wrote:
> Hi
> I have found that in R11B-4 ssh has a dependency on asn1, but asn1 is not
> included in the ssh.app file.
> /Anders

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