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Date: 2002-03-04 (09:57)
From: Sven <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] The DLL-hell of O'Caml
On Sat, Mar 02, 2002 at 08:42:40PM +0100, Mattias Waldau wrote:
> > From: Chris Hecker [] 
> > I've used CPAN a little bit, but we should do a survey of 
> > other archive 
> > managers and learn from what works and what doesn't.  Maybe 
> > there's a web 
> > page somewhere.  There's also apt-get from Debian and the 
> apt-get, interesting idea. (does it work for windows?)

Mmm, i don't think so, altough i know the darwin project use a variation of
dpkg and apt-get for their package management. You are free to port it though,
if you want, it is open source anyway.

Also notice, that appart from the nice apt-get tool, much work has been done
to package the new ocaml 3.04 and to solve the problems related to shared libs
on debian systems. We even use a small tool ocaml-ldconf (quickly hacked by
me, so it is not optimal, but does its work) which uses 3 databases to store
the ld.conf files, one is the normal ld.conf from ocaml, and the other two
being the dpkg handled /var/lib/ocaml/ld.conf, and a system administrator
override in /etc/ocaml/ld.conf.

I would gladly contribute it if it seems usefull and people want it, but i am
not sure what help it would be without the integration permitted by apt-get,
dpkg and the debian packaging system (and the work of the debian/ocaml
maintainer team :)))


Sven Luther
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