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Date: 2005-08-26 (12:21)
From: Chris Campbell <cyberdanx@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] LablGL on Ubuntu?
On 26/08/05, skaller <skaller@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-08-25 at 22:51 +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)?
> No, it is too late, Breezy is already frozen, unless
> someone makes a special request (which might be warranted).

I knew it was frozen but wondered if an exception was asked for.  e.g.
The Haskell maintainers are waiting for GHC 6.4.1 before they'll
compile the haskell apps (which includes Darcs :'( ).

Btw, how well does Hoary run on your AMD64 bit machine?  I was hanging
off installing the 64bit version because I heard it had problems.

> >   cpp-3.4 gcc-3.4 libc6-dev libgl1-mesa libgl1-mesa-dev
> AFAIK Breezy uses g++-4.0, there are C++ ABI changes or
> something .. anyhow I would not trust any code compiled
> using anything less that gcc/g++ 4.0. [I'm using 4.0
> under Hoary with CVS Ocaml on amd64 with no problems,
> haven't tried 3.08.4 yet]

Yep, the abi changes still seem to be an ongoing concern in some
packages.  That said, Ubuntu is in a lot better shape than Debian Sid
was a few weeks ago (not suprising since Ubuntu have been at it since
April).  G++ is now more standards compliant (this caused me some
grief with L4 Pistachio, I'd bet some software has similar issues) and
has resolved some C++ linking issues, so it's a good thing all round.