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Date: 2004-04-14 (01:04)
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: GODI
On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 09:57:09PM +0200, Christophe TROESTLER wrote:
> Sven should say better what is possible but my idea is that GODI and
> the Debian package system talk to each other.  So there should NOT be
> two Pervasives modules.  If the GODI (Debian) package is installed,
> the other Ocaml packages should make use of it.  If GODI wants to
> recompile some Debian Package, either (1) delegate the task to the
> Debian package manager (say there is a new version of the package
> available or else use dpkg to download and build from source) or (2)
> consider Debian packages as "on hold" and refuse the GODI operation.

I think the recompilation option is a perilous one; there are many
different packaging systems (dpkg, rpm, AIX, solaris, etc.) and
supporting them all, correctly, would be complex.  It may be just as
easy to put it somewhere in /usr/local that occurs first on the OCaml
search path.

-- John

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