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Date: 2005-08-27 (00:05)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] LablGL on Ubuntu?
On Sat, 2005-08-27 at 00:46 +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 10:51:21PM +0100, Chris Campbell wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Is it safe to install LablGL on Breezy?  It wants to remove nvidia-glx
> > and libgl1-xorg.  I'm running breezy to test it and know the risks
> > about using an unstable distro (i ran sid for a year).  Don't want to
> > remove anything critical.
> > 
> > Will OCaml 3.08.4 feature in Breezy (thinking of the 64 bit fixes specifically)?
> Notice that ubuntu doesn't really have ocaml packages, just rebuild debian
> ones, so why not use the real thing ? :)

There are some differences I have discovered, for example
Debian and Ubuntu use distinct documentation 'help' systems.

Ubuntu rebuilding of Debian Ocaml docs gets me all the
nice Documentation .. using the Debian packages directly
does not.

Another problem is that the package dependencies
can mess up.

And: Debian does not support AMD64. Ubuntu does.

I actually think GODI is better than all, since it
doesn't have any concept of a 'distribution': source building
is the way to go with Ocaml, since Ocaml, unlike C, is reliable
and fast to build.

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sourceforge dot net>