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erlang Cookbook

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Manages installation of Erlang via packages or source.


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  • Debian/Ubuntu 16.04+
  • RHEL/CentOS/Scientific/Amazon/Oracle 6+
  • Fedora
  • openSUSE


  • Chef 14+


  • yum-epel
  • yum-erlang_solutions


  • node['erlang']['install_method'] - Erlang installation method ("package", "source", or "esl" (for Erlang Solutions packages)).
  • node['erlang']['package']['version'] - OS specific version of Erlang package to install
  • node['erlang']['package']['install_epel_repository'] - Boolean flag indicating whether EPEL yum repository should be installed (in which case Erlang packages may be retrieved from there).
  • node['erlang']['source']['version'] - Version of Erlang/OTP to install from source.
  • node['erlang']['source']['url'] - URL of Erlang/OTP source tarball.
  • node['erlang']['source']['checksum'] - Checksum of the Erlang/OTP source tarball.
  • node['erlang']['source']['build_flags'] - Build flags for compiling Erlang/OTP.
  • node['erlang']['source']['cflags'] - CFLAGS for configuring Erlang/OTP.
  • node['erlang']['esl']['version'] - version specifier for Erlang Solutions packages.
  • node['erlang']['esl']['lsb_codename'] - override the code name used for ESL packages, useful for installing the packages on distributions that they don't make specific packages available (e.g., maverick vs precise).



Manages installation of Erlang. Includes the package or source recipe depending on the value of node['erlang']['install_method'].


Installs Erlang from distribution packages.


Installs Erlang from source.


Adds Erlang Solutions' package repositories on Debian, CentOS, and Ubuntu systems, and installs the esl-erlang package.


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