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From: Guillaume Rousse <Guillaume.Rousse@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Why isn't ocaml distribution providing META files itself ?
Richard Jones wrote:
> 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.
That would have far most side-effects. I'm just advocating shipping data
files for ocamlfind.

> Hang on, this question comes from INRIA ..
They are different teams at INRIA :)

Guillaume Rousse
Projet Estime, INRIA
Domaine de Voluceau
Rocquencourt - B.P. 105
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex - France