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Re: [Caml-list] OCaml on Debian or Ububtu (reprise)
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Date: 2006-12-18 (22:21)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml on Debian or Ububtu (reprise)
On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 10:55:52PM +0100, David MENTRE wrote:
> Interesting to know. Have you reported such bugs to the Ubuntu project?

No.  It's not a bug in Ubuntu, so much as a problem that they seem to
have exported an incorrect mix of packages, probably during one of
Debian-ocaml-maint's "upgrade the whole world" exercises between
3.09.1 and 3.09.2.  In any case you can fix the issue by upgrading to
the current testing version (Feisty).  If you're apt-pinning, that's
not too intrusive.

> <Off-topic>I'm myself considering to move from Debian to Ubuntu because
> the Debian project is now accepting non-free software in main, Debian is
> no longer focused on Free Software[1] and at least Ubuntu take care of
> end-users ("it just works").</Off-topic> But I still want to develop in
> OCaml. :-)

Well, if you're worried about a bit of non-free firmware in Debian,
then I'm afraid you won't like Ubuntu too much.  There are whole
websites dedicated to "fixing" Ubuntu by installing huge amounts of
not merely non-free, but outright copyright-infringing software.


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