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

Ben Godfrey <>
Fri Jun 10 16:31:45 CEST 2011


I have only tested on 2008. I could build a 2003 box and test if that's
helpful.

Ben


On 10 Jun 2011, at 14:44, Francis Joanis <> wrote:

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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