lightweight Erlang with package management

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Mon Jul 3 20:41:15 CEST 2006


Hi,

On 7/3/06, Bengt Kleberg <> wrote:
> On 2006-07-03 13:52, Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:
> ...deleted
> > current platform? It would be even nicer if there was a small client
> > that would detect the running platform and if erlang is already
> > installed, and if not, download and install the appropriate base.tgz.
> > This way, one could distribute applications and let their installation
> > script/program install Erlang too.
>
> is it correct to say that you want to find out if the target computer
> has erlang already installed? and if not, install base.tgz?
>
> if erlang is already installed what would be the appropriate measure?
> for erlrt it could be to do install erlrt only, and inform erlrt about
> the location of the erlang installation (soft link?)

Something like that, yes. Or not install at all and just use the existing one.

What I had in mind was to be able to let Erlide install its own Erlang
support, if there isn't any. So it's "just"(tm) to implement the uname
command in Java, and then download the right archive.

regards,
Vlad



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