Re: New ocaml-3.06 packages to test.
En réponse à Sven Luther <email@example.com>:
> > Yes it is necessary, and then you must add the dummy packages.
> No, i don't plan to have both ocaml-3.06 and ocaml (<= 3.06-15)
> installed at the same time, this would be nightmarish.
> The plan is that everyone uses ocaml 3.06-15, until i upload ocaml
> 3.06-16, which will be a dummy package pulling in ocaml-3.06 3.06-16.
> This works fine, i did test it on two boxes, and it works
> on upgrade.
It probably works but it is hackish and ugly. I can see no reason
for it unless having several versions of ocaml at a time.
I see no reason for not doing properly.
> > > > You must provide one dummy package per versioned package.
> > > > In the versioned package, you need to rename binaries
> > > > like ocaml.ocaml-3.06-1, and the ocaml dummy package will
> > > > provide a "ocaml" link to it.
> > >
> > > Mmm, i did not say that these where the definite versions. I think
> > > some
> > > kind of renaming is needed, like you say, and i will have to
> > > all
> > > executables, and provide links to it.
> > I think it is time to do it properly don't you think?
> Yes, sure, as time permits. I fixed the open bugs and the sparc FTBFS
> issue yesterday (late, you may have noticed), which i think where more
> important issues. That said, ocaml doesn't build yet on sparc, because
> it fails to build the ocaml-native-compilers .deb, which has me
You don't need to perform such major changes for gringing such fixes.
> > Let's the mini free going on and let's take more time to experiment
> > ideas. Would you like me to do some work on the ocaml packaging?
> Yes, but we have at least 2 weeks before us, there is no urgency. I
> think i prefer to do the work myself, just help me out on the thinking
So do things properly, please, not a partial hackish solution.
Jérôme Marant <firstname.lastname@example.org>