I’m following the Distillery release and hot upgrade from the Programming Elixir 1.6 book. Running on Erlang 20 erts-9.2 64-bits on Windows 7, with Elixir 1.6.
I packaged a release and started it in console view. When I make changes, build a new release and try to do an upgrade, the generated script fails with the following error:
escript failed to open file /bin/release_utils.escript
> mix release.init
> mix release --env=prod
# unzip tar.gz release 0.1.0 into a separate folder
> bin/sequence console
# make some changes > mix release --env=prod --upgrade # move tar.gz release 0.2.0 into corresponding folder > bin/sequence upgrade 0.2.0 escript failed to open file /bin/release_utils.escript
It closes my MS-DOS window too, had to video capture it to be able to read the error message.
Checking file access with Process Monitor, I see it tries to find the release_utils.escript in C:\bin\release_utils.escript instead of searching in the local folder.
It looks like a bug, but before I raise an issue I wanted to check with the community, in case I’m doing something wrong.