[erlang-questions] Running a release as a Windows service with erlsrv.exe and start_erl.exe

Francis Joanis <>
Fri Jun 10 15:44:28 CEST 2011


Hi,

Do you know if this issue only affects Windows Server 2008 or does it also
happen on Windows Server 2003?

Thanks,
Francis

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 6:55 AM, Ben Godfrey <> wrote:

> Thanks Siri,
>
> Is there anything I can do to help?
>
> Ben
>
> On 7 June 2011 09:11, Siri Hansen <> wrote:
> > Hi Ben!
> > Unfortunately, the release handling for windows, including erlsrv.erl and
> > start_erl.c, is broken. This was discovered not long ago, after
> refreshing
> > the release_handler test suite where these tests were skipped on windows.
> We
> > are currently working on this issue, and plan to release a correction as
> > soon as possible.
> > Regards
> > 
> >
> > 2011/6/6 Ben Godfrey <>
> >>
> >> Hello all,
> >>
> >> I've been trying to deploy an Erlang application as a Windows service
> >> and not having much luck.
> >>
> >> I built a release package using rebar. I'm registering the service as
> >> follows:
> >>
> >>    c:\erl5.8.3\erts-5.8.3\bin\erlsrv.exe add Rolf -c "Collects system
> >> data for monitoring." -w c:\rolf -m
> >> c:\erl5.8.3\erts-5.8.3\bin\start_erl.exe -debugtype reuse -args
> >> "-setcookie xyz123 ++ -reldir c:\rolf\releases"
> >>
> >> This fails with the error "Failed to query BinDir of release." in the
> >> .debug file. Looking at the code for start_erl.exe, this is related to
> >> registry keys. I can't see any sign of any keys which match the
> >> pattern described in the source, but curiously the preceding call to
> >> open a registry key succeeds [2].
> >>
> >> Any one have any idea about any of this stuff?
> >>
> >> Server is Windows Server 2008.
> >>
> >> Ben
> >>
> >> [1]
> https://github.com/erlang/otp/blob/dev/erts/etc/win32/start_erl.c#L364
> >> [2]
> https://github.com/erlang/otp/blob/dev/erts/etc/win32/start_erl.c#L342
> >>
> >> --
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