[erlang-questions] What problem are we trying to solve here? [was Erland users group [was re: languages in use? [was: Time for OTP to be Renamed?]]]

Steve Strong <>
Tue Feb 18 08:18:40 CET 2014

Agree on avoiding the  'make install' step - we have numerous active
projects, each of which has their own dependencies - quite often of
different versions of the same library.

Having dependencies as a sub directory of each project has worked very
well; if globally installed, I suspect we'd be having version issues all
the time.

As an aside, I suspect my company would be happy to donate some EC2 server
time if such a thing were needed.


On 18 Feb 2014 06:14, "Richard A. O'Keefe" <> wrote:

> On 18/02/2014, at 3:36 PM, Garrett Smith wrote:
> >
> > $ git clone :anthonyrules/super-cool-repo.git
> > $ cd super-cool-repo
> > $ make check
> > $ sudo make install
> Please.  NO!  I can do this inside VirtualBox, but generally
> sudo is poison.
> Anything that expects people to trust an unknown makefile not
> to do evil things while installing had better have some
> really *serious* security and authentication on it.
> One of the really great things about the R repository and
> package management is that it works *without* needing any
> special privileges.
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