[erlang-questions] starting an app with an app.config file

Roberto Ostinelli <>
Mon Oct 15 00:56:03 CEST 2012

Dear list,

I have an application set up with the standard structure:

-- myproject
   |-- apps
       |-- myapp
   |-- deps
       |-- dep1
       |-- dep2
   |-- ...

Please note app.config in there. Everything perfectly fine if I start myapp.

However, I'm trying to use Common Tests, and I start myapp in
myapp_SUITE.erl during init:

init_per_suite(Config) ->
ok = application:start(myapp),

During startup, myapp tries to access config variables:

{ok, Port} = application:get_env(myapp, port),

This crashes in test, because application:get_env(myapp, port) returns
undefined. This basically means that myapp does not load app.config.

How can I solve this?

Thank you,

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