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Date: 2008-01-30 (10:18)
From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: [OSR] Ports-like package management system
On 30-01-2008, Jon Harrop <> wrote:
> On Wednesday 30 January 2008 09:06:29 Sylvain Le Gall wrote:
>> We, in Debian, are using this way. It works pretty well...
> Speaking as a Debian user: the Debian model works well for all of my other 
> software but not for OCaml.


OCaml in Debian has a lot of problems. I have talked about openly
during the meeting. You can find my slides on the wiki, if you want more
information about it.

In this case, i was talking about dealing with repository/metadata.
Which is something about package management and not OCaml in Debian. I
just suggest using a ftp repository and putting a VCS field in the

Please read me twice before answering. 

>> and don't let people going into endless discussion about Git being faster
>> than Darcs -- but less useful than Hg. 
> Debian have also failed to resolve this.

I never participate to flameware. But i have seen many on Debian lists,
and think it is a waste of time. Just like people on this list when they
also go into flameware...

Sylvain Le Gall