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0006959OCamlconfigure and build/installpublic2015-08-16 18:292017-10-11 12:42
Assigned Toshindere 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version4.02.2 
Target Version4.07.0+dev/beta2/rc1/rc2Fixed in Version 
Summary0006959: OCaml inappropriately installs binaries in the library directory
DescriptionOn some UNIX-like systems, the preferred place to install program
utilities run by another program is the libexec folder the lib folder
is reserver for libraries.

The two programs installed under


could therefore be installed under


This practice is standard on BSD and while it is also encouraged by GNU, it does not seem to otherwise have the status of a standard on Linux.

I do not know what these programs do, would it be worth the trouble of moving them? Maybe having shell wrappers in the lib/ocaml directory calling the new tools in libexec/ocaml after having issued a warning for some transition period.
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Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-08-16 18:29 michi New Issue
2015-08-19 17:05 doligez Status new => acknowledged
2016-02-08 12:41 doligez Target Version => 4.03.1+dev
2017-02-16 14:01 doligez Target Version 4.03.1+dev => undecided
2017-02-16 15:16 shindere Assigned To => shindere
2017-02-16 15:16 shindere Status acknowledged => assigned
2017-02-17 14:38 shindere OS FreeBSD =>
2017-02-17 14:38 shindere OS Version 10.1 =>
2017-02-17 14:38 shindere Platform amd64 =>
2017-02-17 14:38 shindere Target Version undecided => 4.06.0 +dev/beta1/beta2/rc1
2017-02-23 16:38 doligez Category OCaml internal build/install (Makefiles, configure) => configure and build/install
2017-10-11 12:42 frisch Target Version 4.06.0 +dev/beta1/beta2/rc1 => 4.07.0+dev/beta2/rc1/rc2

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