Alternatives to installing releases from

Downloading Erlang / Elixir from stopped working for us today.

Is there another “official” / safe / reliable place to get elixir installation packages from, today, and in general, as a backup?

Thank you,


We are following the process outlined on to install on debian and ubuntu.
" * Add Erlang Solutions repo: wget && sudo dpkg -i erlang-solutions_1.0_all.deb

Usually the process works, but today it has been failing, with the following error:

$ wget
–2019-03-26 14:24:19--
Resolving (…
Connecting to (||:443… failed: Connection refused.

(navigating to also fails (ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED) on my laptop, but not on my iphone).

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You can always use prebuilts from GitHub or build and install from source.

Or you can just wait until the network self healed. Usually such a hiccup should not take longer than a day.


You can run your own local mirror for deb packages. In a pinch, you can grab the deb files from a machine that already has them installed and copy them to the new machine.

When doing projects in AWS China, we end up caching lots of stuff, e.g. ruby gems. It can be super slow and unreliable to get through the Great Firewall.

You can also use ASDF to manage Elixir, Erlang and Node. That makes it easier to manage multiple versions.


what I saw is that (without the https) is now a parked domain - so it seems like it’s gone for good


For me it just works as usual, I get redirected to HTTPS and see the website I see there every time I visit the page.


Same as Nobbz for me.


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Hey Mark, we’re ever so sorry for the issue you’ve experienced with our packages. Shane was right below commenting that we had some issues when migrating DNS. But things should be back to normal now :ok_hand:

Again, apologise to all the folks that tried visiting our site or downloading the packages!


Yeah, luckily this is now resolved :raised_hands: