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Date: 2002-05-15 (18:35)
From: Vitaly Lugovsky <vsl@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml packaging problems
On Wed, 15 May 2002, Sven Luther wrote:

> > Concerning this ld.conf issue, I disagree both with Sven Luther's solution
> > (a tool that adds/removes lines from this file) and with Vitaly
> > Lugovsky's suggestion (multiple configuration files in a directory).
> Would you care to argument a bit more about this, apart from the 'it is
> not the unix way' argument you give below that is.
> and BTW, ocaml-ldconf does not really add/remove lines from the
> /usr/lib/ocaml/ld.conf file, it uses two separate files
> (/etc/ocaml/ld.conf and /var/lib/ocaml/ld.conf) which are modified and
> used to generate the /usr/lib/ocaml/ld.conf.
> It is a nice concept (even if it is me saying it) that clearly separate
> the system administrator stuff (/etc/ocaml/ld.conf) from the
> dpkg/rpm/whatever handled stuff (/var/lib/ocaml/ld.conf), with the
> former taking precedence over the later. In no way does it modify the
> way ocaml handles this, and is thus a purely external tool doing its
> jjob correctly.

 This concept looks like ls-R file in the teTeX distribution. And all
packagers knows that this file is quite a problem. So, as for me,
I choosed the way suggested by Xavier Leroy - every .so file have
simlink in %_libdir/ocaml/site-lib/, while the other library stuff
located in the separate directory.

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