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From: Kenneth Knowles <kknowles@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] build tools - good vs. fast, both cheap
On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 05:17:14PM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 09:12:18AM -0700, Kenneth Knowles wrote:
> > > CPAN (the global repository)
> > -> The Humps for the "place" / GODI's data files
> 
> I'm pretty sure that GODI is *not* like CPAN, fundamentally because
> CPAN actually stores the source tarballs.  This is essential if you
> want to set up a reliable distributed system which doesn't depend on
> the vaguaries of uptimes of multiple small sites.

Ah, I see.  Gentoo does both - defaulting to your SRC_URI only if the Gentoo
mirror downloads fail.  This is just a matter of someone choosing to do the
hosting, yes, and then very minor changes to GODI to check that location first,
before going to the "multiple small sites"?

Step 1: make sure the GODI maintainers are interested in this model
Step 2: get hosting
Step 3: tweak GODI

None of which is my bag :-)
 
> > > dh-make-perl and equivalents
> > -> ?? 
> 
> Well, exactly.  Quite vital though, particularly for people like me
> who basically drive everything from Debian packages.

I wholly agree.  But I don't have the experience to do it (I've made exactly one
RPM in my life, a few ebuilds, and no .debs).  Even though I don't know the
internals, I imagine it could be orthogonally accomplished.

Or someone could send a patch to OcamlConf (or OCamlMakefile) enabling it to
output debs :-)

Admittedly, OCamlConf just has a list of sources and a list of "other files to
copy into the findlib directory" and in order to make a nice package they'd have
to be separated into data, docs, etc.

Kenn

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