Problems with starting/stopping applications
Tue Apr 16 00:37:58 CEST 2002
Hello Erlang users,
In Erlang/OTP R8B on Linux, I have noticed the following two problems:
(1) It is NOT possible to start applications by using the "-s"
or "-run" command-line parameters in "erl", like
erl -pa some_path -s application start my_application_name permanent
The "-s" or "-run" parameters simply have no effect, as confirmed by
using the "-init_debug" option.
On the other hand, invoking
application:start (my_application_name, permanent)
from the Erlang shell starts an application without any problems.
(2) Similarly, calling
from the Erlang shell shuts down all applications and then terminates
the "beam" emulator, as it should be. But if the same function is
invoked from within some working process, it only shuts down all
applications but does not terminate "beam" itself.
Anyone has an idea why this can happen (especially (1))?
Thanks a lot in advance,
Dr Leonid Timochouk
University of Kent at Canterbury, England
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