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From: Ian Zimmerman <itz@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Compiler ActiveDVI (CVS)

Sven> No, the include files are in /usr/include/caml on a debian
Sven> system as the FHS mandates.

Jacques> That doesn't seem to be a good thing to do.  Objective Caml
Jacques> has only one standard: a unique distribution. 

So has Debian - that's why it exists at all.  It is one thing that
distinguishes it from e.g. RedHat, which generally just takes the
upstream defaults for configurations, and the result is a mess as one
would expect.

Jacques> If you start to mess around with the directories, this is not
Jacques> very helpful for anybody. 

Yes, it is: to people with experience on Debian, but none on Ocaml.
Which is exactly the sort of people that would install a binary
package, I think.

The way I did it when I built Ocaml from sources was with a symlink,
so that it existed in both places.

BTW, /usr/include/ocaml (to match the package name) would be a better
name. 

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