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Date: 2005-08-27 (01:26)
From: Sven Luther <sven.luther@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] LablGL on Ubuntu?
On Sat, Aug 27, 2005 at 10:04:57AM +1000, skaller wrote:
> 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.

Cosmetical and external stuff though, It is still the debian ocaml packagers
who do all the job.

> 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.

Should not, as far as i can tell it is mostly a plain rebuild, but well.

> And: Debian does not support AMD64. Ubuntu does.

Sure, Debian does support AMD64, it is not in the official archive yet (and
will not be for sarge), but the amd64 archive is available (don't remember
where though) and support in both debian-installer and sarge-security is
there, so ...

> 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.



Sven Luther