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Date: 2008-02-08 (22:24)
From: N. Owen Gunden <ogunden@p...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: [OSR] Ports-like package management system
On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 02:13:26PM +0000, Sylvain Le Gall wrote:
> To make a short summary:
> * have a makefile with 4 targets in upstream tarball: opt, byte, clean, install
> * have a central repository with all the upstream tarball
> That is "keep it simple and stupide" (KISS)! That is great, easy and direct. I
> like it.
> I think we should add some variable to the makefile to define target
> installation et al, but that is technical details. 

When we designed godiva, we made up a "packaging policy" that details
upstream requirements, much like you're discussing.  You might look at
it for ideas, though I'm sure it's not exactly what you want: