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

Tristan Sloughter <>
Sat Sep 16 23:34:07 CEST 2017

The docker images keep up to date for the latest alpine and Erlang:

The dockerfile I linked to
currently uses my own base image, but I'll be moving to the official
image, and then creates a second image based only on Alpine 3.3.6 (no
Erlang) to copy the release to.

  Tristan Sloughter
  "I am not a crackpot" - Abe Simpson

On Sat, Sep 16, 2017, at 02:25 PM, scott ribe wrote:
> 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?
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