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Re: [Caml-list] OCaml on Debian or Ububtu (reprise)
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Date: 2006-12-19 (14:39)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml on Debian or Ububtu (reprise)
On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 03:13:49PM +1100, skaller wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-12-19 at 09:49 +1100, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> > Richard Jones wrote:
> > 
> > > No.  It's not a bug in Ubuntu, so much as a problem that they seem to
> > > have exported an incorrect mix of packages, probably during one of
> > > Debian-ocaml-maint's "upgrade the whole world" exercises between
> > > 3.09.1 and 3.09.2.  In any case you can fix the issue by upgrading to
> > > the current testing version (Feisty).
> > 
> > Damn I just upgraded my laptop from Dapper to Edgy [0] to get some updated 
> > Python libraries. I haven't done much Ocaml since the upgrade but if is
> > as broken as you say I might well switch back to Debian.
> Just download the Ocaml tarball and build it yourself.
> Or even better -- build directly from the CVS repository.
> Ocaml builds 'out of the box': very nice job from Inria there
> considering it is double bootstraps!

Sure it does, but package management is more than just about building
a single base program once.  To install our CMS, we use at least 10
libraries (helpfully maintained by Debian-ocaml-maint), and we want
those libraries to be versioned, maintained and have upgrades and
security patches applied automatically.

Anyhow, this is really getting off-topic.


Richard Jones, CTO Merjis Ltd.
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