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Date: 2008-02-13 (10:48)
From: Berke Durak <berke.durak@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: [OSR] Ports-like package management system
Sylvain Le Gall a écrit :
> On 13-02-2008, David Teller <> wrote:
>> Ok, I see numerous interesting ideas (I particularly like the idea of
>> ocamlbuild extended with the ability to download source code from
>> repositories), but no clear conclusion.
>> Is there anything clear enough to go forward ? Because if there is, we
>> can start drafting volunteers to finalize specifications and/or work on
>> the implementation.
> I am not sure there is a clear conclusion about this thread. Well, in
> fact, there is ONE solution simple and direct which is to create a
> FTP/HTTP area where all upstream tarball can be stored. This is a good
> first step for beginning. It will serve all current distributions
> (Debian/GODI) by providing an alternate download site. It could also be
> the first step to make something more complex.
> Concerning doing something better, i am not sure we can reach a
> consensus for now.
> However, just storing tarball somewhere is not a Package Management
> System.

It is not, but while we try to figure out what a reasonable system might be,
if you can set up a permanent repository for Ocaml code, that would
be already quite useful!  Most links on the Humps are dead.  For instance,
I can't find a copy of Baire.