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Enot Project configuration (Recommended)

    "name" : AppName,
    "fullname" : Namespace/AppName
    "erlang" : [ListOfSupportedReleases],
    "app_vsn" : AppVsn,
    "with_source" : Boolean,
    "link_all" : Boolean,
    "rescan_deps" : Boolean,
    "deps" : [
            "name" : DepName,
            "url" : DepUrl,
            "tag" : GitTag / "branch" : BranchName
    "test_deps" : [
            "name" : DepName,
            "url" : DepUrl,
            "tag" : GitTag / "branch" : BranchName
    "auto_build_order" : Boolean,
    "override" : Boolean,
    "compare_versions" : Boolean,
    "disable_prebuild" : Boolean,
    "prebuild" : [
        {Action : Params}
    "build_vars" : [
        {Var1 : Value}
    "c_build_vars" : [
        {VarName1 : VarValue1}
    "install" : [
        {Action: Params}
    "uninstall" : [
        {Action: Params}

name is the name of current project.
fullname is a namespace with name. It is used to distinguish github forks. Usually you don't need it, as it will set up automatically from url.
erlang is a list of erlang releases you application is compatible with. Is used by Enot Auto Builder build system.
app_vsn is a version of erlang application. Enot uses it when composing .app and in relx.conf.
with_source if set to true - will include source, when moving to local/remote cache and packaging. Default is true.
link_all if set to true - all deps will be linked to main project (including deps of deps). Default is true. You can set it to false, to reduce number of deps you are not using directly in your project, but keep in mind, that relx needs all dep tree for proper building. So if you use releases - switch to true.
rescan_deps if set to true (default is true) - will rescan all deps tree if dep update detected after build - and remove dead deps from deps directory. You can set it to false if you prefer manual deps removing.
deps is a list of deps. Read more in deps section.
test_deps is the same, that deps, but are built, fetched and linked only for ct/eunit.
auto_build_order when true - searches project's source files content for parse-transform usage. If parse-transform module belongs to the same repo - will compile it first. Default is true. Can be set to false to speed up compilation.
override if set to true - root project will override deps tree build configuration, such as build_vars, c_build_vars and disable_prebuild. Default is false. Pay attention, that this won't work in case of native or makefile build in Enot Global Config.
compare_versions if set to false - will not fail on incompatible (based on major vsn) deps are used in project. Default is true.
disable_prebuild if set to true - Enot won't execute any prebuild steps. It is useless without override set to true in case you don't wont to execute deps prebuild steps, may be for security reasons.
prebuild is a list of actions, which should be run before build. Action is a type of the action. Only shell is supported now. prebuild.Params are the options to be passed to action. TODO example here.
build_vars is a list of erlang build vars, used when building a project. They can be either single or with value. Build vars can also be passed via enot argument --define. It can be used in case of test builds, if you don't want to add test build vars to project conf.
c_build_vars is a list of build vars, used when building c_src sources.
install is a list of actions to be performed on enot install for your package. See Install steps for more info. uninstall is a list of actions to be performed on enot unnstall your package.

it is simple, well known, and can be easily accessed by third-party tools:

cat enot_config.json | jq .
<nice color output>
cat enot_config.json | jq .app_vsn

Install steps

Shell step

Perform ordinary shell command.

"install": [
        {"shell": "id -u example_user &>/dev/null || useradd example_user"}

Will create example_user if it does not exist.

Release step

Build an Erlang release in specified directory.

"install": [
        {"release": {"rel_dir" : "/opt"}}

Will download all deps, erts for the package being installed, compose Erlang release and put everything into /opt/_rel.

Rebar/ Project configuration

Although it is not recommended, but you can use or rebar.config as a project config. For now only version, name and deps can be used.
Example rebar.config:

{deps, [
          {dep1, ".*", {git, "git://"}},
          {dep2, ".*", {git, "git://", {branch, "master"}}},
          {dep3, ".*", {git, "git://", ""}},
          {dep4, ".*", {git, "git://", {tag, "1.0.0"}}},
          {dep5, ".*", {git, "git://", "commit_hash"}},
          {dep6, ".*", {git, "git://", {ref, "commit_hash"}}}


{deps, [
          {dep1, {git, "git://"}},
          {dep2, {git, "git://", {branch, "master"}}},
          {dep3, {git, "git://", ""}},
          {dep4, {git, "git://", {tag, "1.0.0"}}},
          {dep5, {git, "git://", "commit_hash"}},
          {dep6, {git, "git://", {ref, "commit_hash"}}}

or from hex:

{deps, [
           {hex_dep, "1.0.0"}

Important: When parsing Erlang.MK config Enot can't distinguish between tags and deps.