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RPM/Debian/FreeBSD/SmartOS/Solaris/OSX packaging templates for Erlang Nodes
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node_package is a set of RPM/Debian/Solaris templates and scripts, suitable for packaging embedded Erlang nodes.


The following variables describe a package

Required Variables

  • `package_name` - The name of the package
  • `package_shortdesc` - A short (< one line) description of the package
  • `package_install_name` - The name of the binary installed (can be different than the `package_name`)
  • `package_install_user` - The user to create and run the daemon from
  • `package_install_group` - The group to create and add the above user to
  • `copyright` - The copyright holder (ex: 2011 Basho Technologies, Inc)
  • `license_type` - The short desciption of what license the app is under
  • `vendor_name` - The name of the person or company who is releasing this package
  • `vendor_url` - The website of the person or company who is releasing this package
  • `vendor_contact_name` - The name of the maintainer (ex: Basho Packaging)
  • `vendor_contact_email` - The email address of the maintainer (ex:
  • `solaris_pkgname` - Package names for Solaris follow a naming convention of MAINTapp (ex: BASHOriak)

Optional Variables

  • `license_full_text` - If the full text of a license needs to be included, use this variable
  • `deb_depends` - Dependencies you require on deb sytems. This should be a comma separated list.
  • `package_desc` - A long description of the package
  • `solaris_depends` - (not supported yet) Dependencies specific to the solaris package
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