[erlang-questions] Best Linux Distro for Erlang Devel

Mihai Balea <>
Mon Jun 20 03:33:52 CEST 2011


On Jun 19, 2011, at 6:11 PM, Tom Murphy wrote:

> Hi *,
>     (I posted a very similar question to a Haskell list yesterday)
>  If my choice of Lunix distro depended 100% on its solidness as an
> Erlang devel platform (completeness of base, packages, stability,
> support, robustness), what would you all recommend?

Packages that come with most popular distros tend to be outdated, and in some cases they even package unstable versions of the OTP environment (would really like to know what happened in the mind of the person who packaged R14A for Debian Squeeze)
End result is that you will probably end up building from source anyway. 
So if you'll do that anyway, you might as well use the same platform you will use for deployment, which is usually either Debian or Redhat (or CentOS)

Mihai


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