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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 1/10/2018.

Erlang is a programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. Some of its uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance.
OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems. It includes its own distributed database, applications to interface towards other languages, debugging and release handling tools.

To install Erlang, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install erlang --version 20.2

To upgrade Erlang, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade erlang --version 20.2


  • erlang-logo.png
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    An install script for installing Erlang silently on the machine via ChocolateyNuGet
    Author: Onorio Catenacci - [email protected]
    Version: 20.2
    $package = 'erlang'
    $version = '20.2'
    $erl_version = '9.2'
    $params = @{
      PackageName = $package
      FileType = 'exe'
      SilentArgs = '/S'
      Url = "$version.exe"
      CheckSum = '961f2745f4791198cc74ea6b1c36bfe3d9598f26dcc4f945df51302e4b67f7f3' 
      CheckSumType = 'sha256'
      Url64 = "$version.exe"
      CheckSum64 = 'd06c5f644d831f5b39654d3d191c628593c947fa2592ba282969a8298cff1a12'
      CheckSumType64 = 'sha256'
      validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @params
    $baseErlangPath = "$env:ProgramFiles/erl$erl_version/erts-$erl_version/bin"
    Generate-BinFile "erl" -path "$baseErlangPath/erl.exe"
    Generate-BinFile "werl" -path "$baseErlangPath/werl.exe"
    Generate-BinFile "erlc" -path "$baseErlangPath/erlc.exe"
    Generate-BinFile  "escript" -path "$baseErlangPath/escript.exe"
    Generate-BinFile "dialyzer" -path "$baseErlangPath/dialyzer.exe"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $package = 'erlang'
    $version = '20.2'
    $erl_version = '9.2'
    start-process -wait "C:\Program Files\erl$erl_version\uninstall.exe"
    #And remove the shim files as well.
    $baseErlangPath = "$env:ProgramFiles/erl$erl_version/erts-$erl_version/bin"
    Remove-BinFile "erl" -path "$baseErlangPath/erl.exe"
    Remove-BinFile "werl" -path "$baseErlangPath/werl.exe"
    Remove-BinFile "erlc" -path "$baseErlangPath/erlc.exe"
    Remove-BinFile  "escript" -path "$baseErlangPath/escript.exe"
    Remove-BinFile "dialyzer" -path "$baseErlangPath/dialyzer.exe"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Joe Armstrong
  • Robert Virding
  • Mike Williams



Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Erlang 21.0.1 323 Thursday, June 28, 2018 approved
Erlang 21.0 904 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 approved
Erlang 20.3 8007 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 approved
Erlang 20.2 4210 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 approved
Erlang 20.1 1730 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 approved
Erlang 20.0 6583 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 approved
Erlang 19.3 3837 Friday, June 2, 2017 approved
Erlang 19.2 5585 Thursday, February 2, 2017 approved
Erlang 19.1 5039 Friday, September 23, 2016 approved
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