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From: Sven Luther <sven.luther@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] GODI available for download
On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 04:36:55PM -0500, Fred Yankowski wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 03, 2003 at 07:11:12PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > Notice that i build the ocaml debian packages with :
> > 
> >                 -tklibs "-L/usr/lib -ltk8.3 -ltcl8.3"
> 
> OK, but what's your point?  I'm guessing that the above options mean
> that the ocaml exectables built in your debian packages are linked
> with the tcl and tk libraries.  Does that have any bearing on my
> experiment with Gerd's proposed distribution tools?

Just to say that in debian, the tcl/tk library are accessed not with
plain -ltk -ltcl, but that they have the version appended in order to
have multiple versions of tcl/tk. So maybe your troubles building Gerd's
stuff may be related to that, but then maybe not.

> Perhaps you're informing me that ocaml with tkinter is already

Err, i don't know about tkinter. the debian packages are mostly plain
upstream sources, with some collection of added fixes, mostly taken out
of CVS.

> available in your Debian packages.  If so -- so noted.  I do prefer to
> use Debian packages when they have what I need.  One trouble is that I
> tend to be a late-adopter of new Debian releases, and Debian releases
> are notoriously slow to pick up current upstream package versions as
> it is; so I have to build more from source distributions than I would
> like.  I wish it were easier to install the latest Debian packages in
> older releases (a problem not particular to Ocaml).

You are aware of Stefano's backport repository, which was reptedly
announced here, are you not ?

Friendly,

Sven Luther

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