[erlang-questions] Turning rebar into a package manager

Loïc Hoguin <>
Wed Oct 24 17:14:55 CEST 2012

On 10/24/2012 05:10 PM, Tim Watson wrote:
>> As for rebar being per-repo, that's not that true anymore.
> How so? I'm still under the impression that this remains true:
> - it gets dependencies locally
> - resolving dependencies outside base_dir can break things
> Maybe I've or become a bit out of touch with the bleeding edge changes. I'm a huge rebar fan/user so please correct me if I'm wrong.
>> And since it's pretty much the de facto standard now, it's not really needed now.
> Are you saying rebar is the de facto standard? I wish it was, and do wonder if inclusion in otp would make it more likely to be.
> And what's not really needed? This expm thing, or a package manager in general?

I was talking about including rebar inside repositories. It's not really 
needed anymore. Haven't had it in cowboy for maybe a year and nobody 
seemed to complain. I think it's OK today to tell people to install 
rebar (or update their rebar if you need a more recent feature).

Loïc Hoguin
Erlang Cowboy
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