[erlang-questions] Un-identifiable SSL issue when upgrading from R 15B-03 to 16A, 16B, 16B-01

Juan Jose Comellas juanjo@REDACTED
Wed Jun 26 16:38:53 CEST 2013

The Erlang packages that come with Ubuntu are normally outdated and at one
time had the debug symbols removed, but the Debian packages are normally of
a very good quality and have never exhibited any of the problems you
mentioned. As I use Ubuntu, what I normally do is build the Debian packages
on the different Ubuntu versions that I use (i.e. latest LTS and latest
release). At one time Alessandro Sivieri was maintaining a PPA (
https://launchpad.net/~scattino/+archive/ppa) with the latest Erlang
packages there, but it seems he stopped doing this a while ago. If there is
enough interest I could start maintaining something similar to that.

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 9:48 AM, Jesper Louis Andersen <
jesper.louis.andersen@REDACTED> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 7:34 PM, Motiejus Jakštys <desired.mta@REDACTED>wrote:
>> Can you elaborate on that? For me packages from debian experimental seem
>> to work pretty OK, for more than two years, on many environments.
>> If there are concrete issues, they could be addressed IMO.
> Two ways in which they are horribly broken:
> 1. They split up the OTP release into different parts. For instance, you
> need erlang-crypto in order to get the crypto application. It is not
> installed by default. Usually this leads to poor newbie users asking why
> they can't do crypto:start() to test their SSL stuff and so on. It would
> have been easier just to package everything into a single package.
> 2. erl -man lists won't work since man-pages are installed in odd places,
> or are not installed at all.
> 3. In older Ubuntu versions, there were symlinks which interfered with
> release generation so you could not generate a release.
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