[erlang-questions] Erlang application packaging

Jean Parpaillon <>
Mon Sep 24 09:14:24 CEST 2012


Hi,
Thank you very much.
For the moment, I fixed my application: I followed a rebar tutorial and
forgot to rename a file, which was the cause of the error at boot
( product_app.erl -> product.erl).
So for the moment, I can develop and quickly launch the app to test,
which was step 0 :)
Once I will enter the step for really delpoying, I will have a look at
your script.

Regards,
Jean 

Le lundi 24 septembre 2012 à 10:45 +0900, Joseph Wayne Norton a écrit :
> Jean -
> 
> Hello. 
> 
> I have been experimenting with a recipe to build, to package, to install and to boot an Erlang system.  This recipe is based on Basho's rebar tool and Ulf Wiger's setup tool.  I made a few modifications to the setup tool and to erts's systool make library that allow one to package, to install, and to boot easily from a single escript archive.
> 
> Keep in mind this is a work in progress.  If you are interested, please try the recipe out.  If you have any questions, please contact me directly via e-mail.
> 
> thanks,
> 
> Joe Norton
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> https://github.com/norton/setup-pkg
> 
> = Setup Package
> 
> This repository contains a prototype recipe for building an Erlang package
> and installation using rebar, setup, and make.  Gproc is the
> Erlang application choosen for this recipe.
> 
> The recipe below builds, packages, installs, and boots an interactive Erlang
> system.  To understand this recipe, please check the following items:
> 
> - Makefile - check compile, package, and boot targets
> - rebar.config - rebar's configuration file
> - rel/gprocpkg.config - setup_gen's configuration file used by systool make 
> - src/setup_pkg.erl - escript wrapper over setup_gen
> 
> == Quick Start Recipe
> 
> To download, build, and boot the gproc package and installation in one
> shot, please follow this recipe:
> 
> ------
> $ mkdir working-directory-name
> 
> $ cd working-directory-name
> 
> $ git clone https://github.com/norton/setup-pkg.git setup-pkg
> 
> $ cd setup-pkg
> 
> $ ./rebar get-deps
> 
> $ make clean
> 
> $ make compile
> 
> $ make boot
> ------
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Sep 20, 2012, at 10:52 PM, Jean Parpaillon <> wrote:
> 
> > Hi all,
> > I'm Jean Parpaillon, new erlang enthusiast and (soon) programmer. On 7
> > past years, I've workedon distributed systems, specially in HPC and
> > cloud computing. I'm trying to develop an XMPP agent for system
> > management, written in Erlang. This is the introduction, now the
> > question :)
> > What is your preferred packaging/deployment system for erlang ? I have a
> > code running, from erlang shell, and want it to become a real world
> > application the user can install from an archive and launch from its
> > shell, eventually with some parameters.
> > 
> > I've read about systools, and how to generated .app, .appup, .rel, .boot
> > and so on. This looks fine but a lot to do by hand. When it comes to
> > update a file, and release the whole stuff, one have to modify plenty of
> > others. Or am I wrong ?
> > I've looked to existing applications or 'helloworld's: some of them
> > using autotools (ejabberd, ...), a lot of others using rebar, sometime a
> > little a bit of both, iirc.
> > rebar has a lot of magic, which makes debugging hard.
> > autotools is not well designed for erlang, but putting some existing m4
> > files here and there seems to fit. At least, I know autotools well. I
> > know how can I generate .app, .rel and so on with autotools, but I don't
> > know what to put in it :/
> > At the end, for launching the application, I've seen many projects not
> > using .boot files, but a shell script with tons of arguments to erl...
> > 
> > I'm a little bit confused :( Any help ?
> > 
> > Best regards,
> > -- 
> > Jean Parpaillon
> > Open Source Consultant
> > Phone: +33 6 30 10 92 86
> > im: 
> > skype: jean.parpaillon
> > linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanparpaillon/en
> > 
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-- 
Jean Parpaillon
Open Source Consultant
Phone: +33 6 30 10 92 86
im: 
skype: jean.parpaillon
linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanparpaillon/en

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