Re: [Caml-list] binary compatibility of 3.08.3
On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 02:25:29PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 10:01:00AM -0500, Yaron Minsky wrote:
> > It's worth mentioning that the pain of such upgrades is considerably
> > reduced by the use of a package manager like GODI. It's hardly
> > perfect, but it makes such things much easier.
> We already have a package manager, thank you all the same. The user won't see
> a thing, but it is a hard thing for us debian package maintainers to rebuild
> all packages that are dependent on ocaml on all 11 officially supported debian
> architectures, and a bunch of unofficial ones, especially given the fact that
> there are many dependencies, and there is at least one day lag in the
> dependency chain building, and that some of our architectures are real slow to
> build (m68k, mips/mipsel and s390 are the usual blockers, often arm and hppa
> too). And so near to the sarge release, it is a real question if we should
> forego the 3.08.3 changes or launch such a wide rebuild, which may miss the
> freeze/release date anyway, or worse even, may make some important part of the
> packages not being in the release at all. Luckily no ocaml package is part of
> base/standard, and not affected by the base freeze.
By the way, is m68k/s390/etc. stuff built on m68k/etc. ? Why not
cross-compile on fast CPUs ?