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Date: 2008-02-13 (12:18)
From: David Teller <David.Teller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: [OSR] Ports-like package management system
On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 10:02 +0000, Sylvain Le Gall wrote:
> 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.

Do I understand that this would be combined with dependencies written in
OCamlBuild ?

If you're reading this, Nicolas, how difficult would it be to add a tag
"tgz" and be able to write, say

<>: use_tgz(

To automatically http-download and unpack a tgz in some central
directory, create a link to whichever directories are contained inside
the tgz and then consider them as subdirectories ? 

That wouldn't be a package management system but, well, it would start
to look like one. At a later stage, this could be completed with
accessing more complex kinds of repositories.


David Teller
 Security of Distributed Systems
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