[erlang-questions] Specifying 'erts' as an application

Kostis Sagonas kostis@REDACTED
Sun Apr 3 14:32:27 CEST 2011

The Erlang/OTP documentation specifies 'erts' as an application:


In a project we are working on, we have an application resource file 
that reads:

   {application, APP_NAME,
    [{description, ...},
     {applications, [erts, kernel, stdlib, ...]

A user informed us that "erts isn't actually an application that can be 
dependent upon and that having it in the applications list breaks releases".

I personally consider this a bug, of Erlang/OTP that is, but I will 
gladly be enlightened why 'erts' is listed as an OTP application but 
cannot be listed in the application resource file and releases break 
miserably when one does so.


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