[erlang-questions] Question about Erlang project deployment

jm jeffm@REDACTED
Tue Aug 12 05:44:53 CEST 2008

Off hand I'd say take a look at rocks cluster linux distribution or 
similar cluster distribution/management software. If this sort of 
flexibility is not available take a look at cfengine 
http://cfengine.org/ which automates sysadmin tasks across a number of 
machines. Not knowing what contraints your operating under and only 
having just started to look at cfengine myself I'm only guessing at it's 
suitability. Having said that I  suspect this is the answer to your query.


Enhnaran Alexander wrote:
> I am now on a project that adopts Erlang as the development language. 
> During the development I encountered a problem, that, we have to build 
> and install Erlang on the server because we are using some third-party 
> library which is written in Erlang, too. But there are more than one 
> server here (maybe up to 100 servers), and it seems not reasonble to 
> download the source code, make, and install Erlang (as well as OTP) on 
> each server; that will be too time-consuming and not efficient. So we 
> decide to make and install Erlang on one machine and copy the binaries 
> (such as /lib, /bin, and so forth) to the other servers. But this 
> brings forth another question: how to transfer these from server to 
> server? And is there any efficient way to manage this?
> Thanks in advance.
> Enhnaran
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