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Re: Bug#234740: ITP: libodbc-ocaml -- ODBC bindings for OCaml

On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 08:00:17PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 09:50:01AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > * Package name    : libodbc-ocaml
> Could you please X-Debbugs-Cc: ocaml related ITPs also to the
> debian-ocaml-maint mailing list? Some people interested in packaging
> ocaml related stuff for debian are not subscribed to debian-devel.


> Regarding your ITP: I'm actually not connected and I can't check, but
> IIRC upstream name is "ocamlodbc". Could you please use this name for
> the source package name? Then, as suggested in the ocaml packaging

Yes, already planning to do that.

> policy (/usr/share/doc/ocaml/ocaml_packaging_policy.gz), you should use
> libodbc-ocaml name for dynamically loadable shared objects (if any) and
> libodbc-ocaml-dev for the development part of the library.

Thanks for the pointer.  I have been trying to follow normal conventions
but it's a little unclear.  This clarifies it a bit.  But unixodbc is an
unusual case:

1. It does not support findlib
2. It provides a library
3. It provides a standalone GTK application, Biniki, that is a sort of
   SQL monitor
4. It provides a standalone text-mode SQL monitor

I've got some preliminary packaging going.  But OcamlODBC seems to be
somewhat limited in a few areas; I am going to look into packaging
Perl4Caml and the Caml DBI interface next.

-- John

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