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Date: 2005-09-02 (08:59)
From: Johann Spies <jspies@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] LablGL on Ubuntu?
On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 11:29:16PM +1000, skaller wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 10:56 +0200, Johann Spies wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 27, 2005 at 10:04:57AM +1000, skaller wrote:
> > > 
> > > 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.
> > > 
> > 
> > I suppose one has to choose either the Debian packages or Godi.  If I
> > am correct you cannot mix the two?
> At present I believe that is correct. However, it doesn't
> seem impossible to provide 'dummy' equivalent Debian
> packages which you can install with GODI to fool other Debian
> packages into believing certain packages are installed
> (well, the code *is* installed, just not by Debian).
> A final alternative (what I use, actually), BOTH: 
> Debian does the 'master' install in /usr/*, whilst Godi
> installs in /usr/local/godi: by default I am using
> the Debian packages, but if I want to play with the
> latest CVS Ocaml, I would use GODI, since it knows
> when and how to rebuild libraries from source.

For CPAN there I can use 

dh-make-perl --build --cpan <cpan module>

to create a debian package which I then can install with dpkg if

Will it be very difficult to develop a similar utility for Godi?

Johann Spies          Telefoon: 021-808 4036
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch

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