Version française
Home     About     Download     Resources     Contact us    

This site is updated infrequently. For up-to-date information, please visit the new OCaml website at

Browse thread
Packaging OCaml for Linux
[ Home ] [ Index: by date | by threads ]
[ Search: ]

[ Message by date: previous | next ] [ Message in thread: previous | next ] [ Thread: previous | next ]
Date: 2004-10-28 (20:40)
From: Matt Gushee <mgushee@h...>
Subject: Packaging OCaml for Linux
Hello, all--

I recently decided to try a new Linux distribution--Arch--and
quickly became an enthusiastic convert. Now, I've noticed that there is
no OCaml package for Arch Linux, and I would like to provide one. I'd
like to hear the community's opinion on a couple of questions:

1) Which OCaml distribution should be the basis for the Linux package:
   the basic distribution from INRIA, or GODI? Why do you think so?

2) What about LablTk? Should it be included, excluded? Should I break it
   into a separate package, as is often done with Python/Tkinter? Is
   that even possible with OCaml?

3) Is there anything in the OCaml license that creates problems for a
   Linux distribution package?

4) Any other "gotchas" I should be aware of?

Thanks in advance for your comments.

Matt Gushee
Englewood, Colorado, USA