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From: Sven LUTHER <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] CDK with Ocaml 3.06
On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 04:21:53AM -0400, Dave Mason wrote:
> >>>>> On Mon, 14 Oct 2002 09:41:38 +0200, Sven LUTHER <luther@dpt-info.u-strasbg.fr> said:
> 
> >> The real difference is that debian is a binary distribution, while
> >> the CDK was more of a source distribution. We already support all
> >> the linux arches (well, ocaml and co builds on 11 of them or so) as
> >> well as hurd, and there is a BSD port on the way, so this would
> >> mean only adapting to the remaining arches (mostly solaris and
> >> windows, am i right ?)
> 
> > And MacOS X, BeOS also comes to mind.
> 
> There is something called fink (fink.sourceforge.org) to provide Unix
> tools for MacOS-X that (indirectly) uses apt-get to get either sources
> or binaries, building the sources if necessary.  Possibly a
> modification of that wouldn't be too hard to do.

Apple uses a modification of apt/dpkg for darwin also, so it would not
be to far away. I was more thinking along the lines of a partial/minimal
reimplementation in ocaml though, using a separate status archive on
systems who don't have integrated package system. If MacOS X can be made
to use apt or something similar, i would be interrested by where they
get the packages from, and if the plain debian source packages can be
used there. Any mac user care for it enough to try ?

The problem will also be present for people not using a debian based
linux distrib, but i guess they rely on either inria packages or they OS
vendor. Altough i suppose if we manage to have something working that
works on windows, they can use it too without much modifications.

Friendly,

Sven Luther
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