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

Siri Hansen <>
Tue Aug 30 11:45:15 CEST 2011


Great! Thanks! /siri

2011/8/30 Yurii Rashkovskii <>

> Siri,
>
> 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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> >
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