[erlang-questions] reltool puts all releases into releases/BootVsn

Siri Hansen erlangsiri@REDACTED
Tue Aug 30 11:27:11 CEST 2011


I agree - this seems strange. Unfortunately I don't know the background for
this. I can only guess that it was originally done this way in order to have
the default start_clean.rel and start_sasl.rel in the same directory - these
files do both have the same version - and that other use of the feature of
specifying multiple rel files was not really considered.

I can not see that it would be a big problem to correct this. One could of
course argue that it will be backwards incompatible, but one could also see
it as a bug... Anyway - a patch would be much appreciated.


2011/8/30 Yurii Rashkovskii <yrashk@REDACTED>

> Hi,
> I was wondering what was the motivation for putting all the releases
> specified in reltool.config into a single directory
> releases/<BootVsn>, where BootVsn is a version of a release specified
> as boot_rel. I have a situation where I have multiple releases
> specified in a single reltool.config, and some of them have different
> versions (and can also be upgraded independently).
> I find it odd having releases with different versions sitting in a
> directory for a version of the boot_rel release. Shouldn't each
> version get its own directory? I can see how this change can be done
> in reltool, but I'd rather hold it off until I hear more feedback on
> this.
> The source code that does that is available here:
> https://github.com/erlang/otp/blob/dev/lib/reltool/src/reltool_target.erl#L774
> Any insights, thoughts?
> Yurii.
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