A Joeish Erlang distribution (long)

Bengt Kleberg <>
Mon Jan 27 14:16:06 CET 2003

> Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 13:49:46 +0100
> From: Mickael Remond <>
> One approach that has been successfull for Perl is to have some kind of
> interface to an Erlang repository. For Perl this kind of tool is call
> CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network). The main idea is that you get
> a way to quickly download, compile a given module and all its
> dependency. CPAN.org has a website but the easiest access to the
> repository is through the dedicated Perl client that handles the
> dependancy, recompilation and installation part).
> I think we could build this kind of network on top of RPM. The main
> drawback is that this is Linux only. I think it is important to have
> such a front-end in Erlang, so that it can work on others Unixes and
> Windows.

i must admit that my first suggestion would be to build this with CPAN,
instead of RPM.
what are the alternatives?
what are their pros and cons?


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