[erlang-questions] Light-weight operating systems supporting Erlang in production web servers

scott ribe <>
Sat Sep 16 23:25:46 CEST 2017

On Sep 15, 2017, at 11:14 AM, Phil Toland <> wrote:
> I second the vote for Alpine Linux. My application is a mix of Erlang and Elixir and runs in Docker containers. I use Alpine as the base and I get reasonably sized containers that don't have anything I don't need.
> As a side note, it isn't just about providing the necessary support to run the BEAM VM. I also want enough of a familiar environment (ls, ps, top, nslookup/dig, netstat) to troubleshoot issues. Alpine provides that without the other stuff that you don't need.
> ~phil

When I looked at Alpine, the Erlang in their repo was too old for me. Do you guys build the releases yourselves, or live with older versions?

Scott Ribe

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