[erlang-bugs] reltool upsetting the order of things

Siri Hansen <>
Fri Jan 27 11:38:15 CET 2012

2012/1/26 Kostis Sagonas <>

> On 01/26/12 19:14, Siri Hansen wrote:
>> 2012/1/24 Andrew Thompson < <mailto:
>> >>
>>    On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:23:51AM +0100, Ulf Wiger wrote:
>>     >
>>     > As I'm standing knee-deep in rebar and retool fun, I've noticed
>>    that reltool doesn't seem to respect the given order of applications
>>    in the 'rel' config.
>>     >
>>    I've also been bitten by this and would welcome a fix.
>> There will be a correction for this - probably in R15B01....
> If I am allowed to add my .02 in this thread, the proper way to deal with
> this issue is not by simply commenting out whatever sorting reltool may be
> using or by honoring agreements of two people that may or may not remember
> them ten years down the road, but by extending the 'rel' config files with
> a way to specify application dependencies (if there are any) and taking
> them into account.
> Kostis
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Thank you, Kostis! This is a good point, of course. If there is a
requirement on some way to specify dependencies which can not be specified

1) the use of 'applications' and 'included_applications' in the .app file,
2) the order of applications as specified in the .rel file or the 'rel'
statement in the reltool config

we will be very happy to receive a proposal - or even better - a
contribution. However, for now I think we will just settle for correcting
the bug which messes with the order of applications during reltools
processing of 'rel' specifications.

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