erlang-base package includes compiler

Bug #385095 reported by James Henstridge
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erlang (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: erlang

The erlang-base package includes the erlang compiler as well as the erlang runtime.

In the interests of providing a small runtime for deploying applications, it would be nice to split the compiler out into a separate package.

On top of the space savings from bug 385093, it looks like this would cut about 0.45 MB from the requirements to deploy e.g. CouchDB.

Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in erlang (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
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James Henstridge (jamesh) wrote :

I don't think it is worth pursuing this for Karmic. The CouchDB startup script runs "erl -eval ...", which requires the compiler to evaluate, so it wouldn't make any savings on the Desktop CD.

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Thanks for investigating. Let's not unnecessarily diverge then.

Changed in erlang (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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