[erlang-questions] debian & ubuntu R14B

Vincenzo Di Somma <>
Sat Oct 30 22:27:59 CEST 2010


On Thu, 2010-10-28 at 11:48 -0700, Anthony Molinaro wrote:
> It's not debian, but for the last few versions of erlang, I've been updating
> the EPEL spec file and patches.  The nice thing is that several patches
> became unnecessary between R12 and R13, most of the rest disappeared with
> R14 (the one remaining patch just disables the formating of man pages).
> So right now I have a pretty vanilla setup, very simple .spec and a single
> patch (you can build the whole thing with rpmbuild -ba erlang.spec), I
> attached the spec and patch (both derived from those included in the EPEL
> SRPM of R12).
> 
> It may be that its easier to package when you have a single package for
> the whole thing?

I think it will make things much worse.

> Anyway, maybe it will help in packaging for debian/ubuntu, to see an
> rpm example?

If it's one big huge rmp, nope it's not going to help. :)
Thanks,

			vds



> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 06:17:38PM +0400, Max Lapshin wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 6:05 PM, Vincenzo Di Somma
> > <> wrote:
> > > We discussed a bit about packaging Erlang at the Erlang Factory in
> > > London this year.
> > > One very interesting suggestion was to improve the separation of the
> > > runtime environment from the development environment.
> > >
> > 
> > Maybe it is a good idea to split into erlang and erlang-dev, maybe
> > not, but when there are no fresh packages for months and it still
> > requires some knowledge hidden inside one person to build a package,
> > everything ends in ./configure && make && make install on production
> > server.
> > 
> > I tried to build R14B for squeeze, but failed: too complex build setup
> > required. If situation doesn't change, I will have to refuse from
> > building debian package because of no erlang in debian or ubuntu.
> > 
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