[erlang-questions] Deploying on a server with different architecture and version of Erlang

Vineet Naik <>
Fri Dec 14 15:54:01 CET 2012


IRC to the rescue! Changed mod_cond from derived to all
and it solved the problem.

Thanks a lot
Vineet

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Vineet Naik <> wrote:

> Now I got past this error, it was a mistake from my side. I didn't create
> the node on the server before running generate but copied files from my
> dev machine. After creating node and with some tweaking to the reltool
> config,
> release is generated on the prod server but fails on startup with,
>
> {"init terminating in do_boot",{'cannot load',error_handler,get_file}}
>
> From erlang docs[1]
>
> "Init terminating in do_boot ()" - The primitive Erlang boot sequence was
> terminated, most probably because the boot script has errors or cannot be
> read. This is usually a configuration error - the system may have been
> started with a faulty -boot parameter or with a boot script from the wrong
> version of OTP.
>
> How can I check whether boot script running from the wrong version of OTP
> is
> the problem?
>
> [1]: http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/erts/crash_dump.html#id71973
>
> Regards,
> Vineet
>
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Vineet Naik <> wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Now that I have successfully built a release of my app using rebar, I am
>> stuck at
>> deploying the packaged release because the server I want to deploy to has
>> different
>> version of erlang and different architecture from my development machine.
>>
>> Development Env
>> -------------------------
>> i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
>> Erlang R14B04
>> erts-5.8.5
>>
>> Remote Server
>> ----------------------
>> x86_64 GNU/Linux
>> Erlang R13B03
>> erts-5.7.4
>>
>> I tried compiling on the server but it's failing with a series of errors
>> such as
>>
>> ERROR: Unable to generate spec: Mandatory application kernel is not
>> included in [{app,crypto,false,undefined,
>>
>> "/usr/lib/erlang/lib/crypto-1.6.3",
>>
>> ["/usr/lib/erlang/lib/crypto-1.6.3"],
>>                                                   "1.6.3","crypto-1.6.3",
>>                                                   .....
>>
>> I have two questions:
>>
>> 1. Is this due to the old version of erlang? And considering that I have
>> ejabberd and rabbitmq-server running in production on the same server
>> can I upgrade erlang to R14B04 on it without having to take them down for
>> much
>> time?
>>
>> 2. What is the recommended strategy for developing and deploying erlang
>> code on
>> differently configured servers?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Vineet
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Vineet Naik
>
>
>


-- 
Vineet Naik
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