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From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Why isn't ocaml distribution providing META files itself ?
On Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 05:31:47PM +0200, Guillaume Rousse wrote:
> I just found a subtle problem on mandriva: ocamlfind returns camltk to
> be present, whereas it is not. Actually, the problems comes from the
> fact than findlibd generate META files during its installation for all
> core libraries installed on the build host, and those files get
> distributed in the findlib package itself. Which can perfectly get
> installed without camltk...
> 
> This is strictly a mandriva packaging bug. However, trying to provide
> informations about package X in another package Y, because X doesn't do
> it directly, is likely to produce many other similar problems. Is there
> a reason to not provide META files directly from ocaml distribution itself ?

I think ocamlfind is very simple and useful and should be available
in base OCaml itself.

Hang on, this question comes from INRIA ..

> Projet Estime, INRIA

:-)

Rich.

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