[erlang-questions] Release upgrade of an app without a top supervisor

Roberto Ostinelli <>
Tue Feb 16 12:27:41 CET 2016


I found an old PR of Ulf here:
https://github.com/uwiger/setup/pull/23

However I don't understand how to use the start_setup option. If any kind
soul can help me out it would be great.

Thanks,
r.


On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 12:22 PM, Roberto Ostinelli <>
wrote:

> Dear all,
> I'm building a release upgrade however I'm encountering an error during
> the release install:
>
> 1> release_handler:install_release("1.5.0").
> <0.1497.0>: reason: {'EXIT',{timeout,{sys,get_status,[<0.1497.0>]}}}
> 11:58:30.647 [error] release_handler: cannot find top supervisor for
> application setup
>
> It looks like the application setup [1] does not have a top supervisor,
> hence the install fails.
>
> The app setup itself has not been upgraded, it's the same app; however, it
> is packaged as 1.5.0 in comparison to the 1.4.6 currently running in
> production.
>
> Is there any way I can go around this?
>
> Thanks,
> r.
>
> [1] https://github.com/uwiger/setup
>
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