[erlang-questions] reltool puts all releases into releases/BootVsn

Yurii Rashkovskii <>
Tue Aug 30 11:33:10 CEST 2011


Thanks for your feedback. I will prepare the patch shortly — it will
have the effect of the workaround
I currently use: https://gist.github.com/58366bd0a757c8c9c2b1 —
hopefully I got it right.

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 2:27 AM, Siri Hansen <> wrote:
> Yurii,
> I agree - this seems strange. Unfortunately I don't know the background for
> this. I can only guess that it was originally done this way in order to have
> the default start_clean.rel and start_sasl.rel in the same directory - these
> files do both have the same version - and that other use of the feature of
> specifying multiple rel files was not really considered.
> I can not see that it would be a big problem to correct this. One could of
> course argue that it will be backwards incompatible, but one could also see
> it as a bug... Anyway - a patch would be much appreciated.
> Thanks
> /
> 2011/8/30 Yurii Rashkovskii <>
>> Hi,
>> I was wondering what was the motivation for putting all the releases
>> specified in reltool.config into a single directory
>> releases/<BootVsn>, where BootVsn is a version of a release specified
>> as boot_rel. I have a situation where I have multiple releases
>> specified in a single reltool.config, and some of them have different
>> versions (and can also be upgraded independently).
>> I find it odd having releases with different versions sitting in a
>> directory for a version of the boot_rel release. Shouldn't each
>> version get its own directory? I can see how this change can be done
>> in reltool, but I'd rather hold it off until I hear more feedback on
>> this.
>> The source code that does that is available here:
>> https://github.com/erlang/otp/blob/dev/lib/reltool/src/reltool_target.erl#L774
>> Any insights, thoughts?
>> Yurii.
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