A Joeish Erlang distribution (long)

Taavi Talvik <>
Mon Jan 27 15:26:53 CET 2003


On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Bengt Kleberg wrote:

>
> > Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 13:49:46 +0100
> > From: Mickael Remond <>
> ...deleted
> > 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?

System like FreeBSD ports.

It describes package locations (sources, patches), dependencies and is
actually bunch of makefiles, which define certain predefined targets.

best regards,
taavi




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