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OCaml and running shipped binaries (was Re: multiarch and interpreters/runtimes)

On Sun, May 05, 2013 at 12:08:06AM +0200, Stéphane Glondu wrote:
> As far as bootstrapping is concerned, the OCaml sources include
> precompiled (bytecode) executables that are used in a first stage of the
> build process (i.e. ocaml doesn't build-depend on itself). So no need
> for cross-compilation there. OCaml has very few build-dependencies
> (there are Tcl/Tk/libX11, but they are optional) and should always be
> buildable natively.

Wait, wait, wait... so OCaml ships precompiled binaries and runs them during
the build?  It seems so, as it FTBFSes if you remove the binaries from boot/.

That's RC, I think.


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