[erlang-questions] Oddity from erlc (R12B-1), can't read a .rel file.

Serge Aleynikov saleyn@REDACTED
Sat Mar 22 23:32:50 CET 2008

Additionally, it's used to generate a boot script for a node:

     erlc ... RelFile.rel

This is helpful even if you don't use embedded target system 
distribution, but want to be able to start your node by automatically 
booting all the apps listed in the .rel file.


Jay Nelson wrote:
> The .rel file is used if you want to make a 'release' or a 'target  
> system'.  It lists all the dependencies so they can be bundled up  
> into a single tar.gz file for deployment.  You would only need this  
> for distributing software to other machines, other customers or for  
> embedded deployment.
> Look in the OTP System Principles manual.  This section is specific  
> to .rel files:
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/system_principles/part_frame.html
> jay
> On Mar 22, 2008, at 2:58 PM, Gurgen Tumanian wrote:
>> pardon my ignorance please, but what is a .rel file, and how does  
>> it participate in build process?I nevernoticed anthing about that  
>> in the docs.
>> Thank You
>> Gurgen
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