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Date: 2002-05-16 (18:52)
From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml packaging problems
On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 02:24:49PM +0400, Vitaly Lugovsky wrote:
>  Sure. But distribution packagers, like me, can't wait for
> such a decision. :(

Indeed: with debian we choose a solution to the problem because no one
proposed a standard policy. Now seems that a policy is just to be
issued, well for us, we are only asking to take _one_, _definitely_

> it will be very nice to have a possibility to split ocaml libraries
> into runtime and development parts. Dynamic libraries belongs to the

Already done in debian packages, for each package that ships a library
that contain shared objects we have two packages: one named libfoo-ocaml
and one named libfoo-ocaml-devel where 'foo' is the name of the library.
The former contains the shared objects, the latter contains all the
other developmente stuff.

> runtime part, and, then,  should be handled in an OS native way.
> For Unices it's a libraries located in one big pile like /usr/lib/

Yes, but not /usr/lib itself, something like /usr/lib/ocaml (what a
coincidence! :-) is better, anyway we have a polluted /usr/lib/ocaml
directory so that is better to choose something different like
/usr/lib/ocaml/shlibs or similar. See FHS for more details.


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