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

On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 04:26:09PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> 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

It should, and it's so easy to add this support that I suggest you to
have a try. You just need to write the META file, you can look at
several examples in other ocaml libraries or directly in the findlib
documentation. If you still need help just ask on d-o-m

> 2. It provides a library

What do you mean exactly? Do ocamlodbc provides both a set of shared
objects and a development library or just a development 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

Applications shouldn't be packaged in lib* packages. You should split
additional packages for them: probably just a "biniki" package with both
applictions will be ok.

> 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.

Look at d-o-m archives, IIRC Perl4Caml upstream author has already
volunteered to package Perl4Caml by himself and has already built some
.debs. It will be great if you can have a look at the packages and
sponsor their upload.


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