[erlang-questions] packaging erlang application for ubuntu

Tue Sep 22 17:27:21 CEST 2009

Faxien and Sinan really fit the bill.  You can create a package and distribute it.  If they run faxien also they can install it that way and faxien will take care of putting the correctly compiled version of erts on their system whether they have it previously or not.  If they don't run faxien you can create a package that they can simply untar on their local machine and work with. 

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Subject: [erlang-questions] packaging erlang application for ubuntu


I have an erlang application that I want to distribute to clients using ubuntu.
I don't want to include the source code, only the compiled beam files.
The installation needs to be automatic, install all the dependencies and 
create a boot script that will run the application as daemon on startup.

Is reltools fits this task?
Does an application release includes the erlang runtime so copying this folder will be sufficient to run the application?
Installing the erlang ubuntu package separately might be a problem because the client might have 
a different erlang version installed or the defaultubuntu package might be different then the version the application was compiled against.

What ubuntu packages are required to run a minimal erlang installation?

Can someone provide an example of a simple erlang application packaged for ubuntu as a reference?



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