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Re: splitting ocaml-native-compilers

On Thu, Jan 17, 2002 at 09:34:11AM +0100, Judicaël Courant wrote:
> I have an objection: if I understand well what you did, this mean that
> ocamlopt.opt for instance will not be provided with the "ocaml" package.
> The package I maintain has a "Build-Depends: ocaml". Its configure
> script checks whether ocamlopt.opt is available and if so, use it
> instead of ocamlopt (if ocamlopt is not available, it uses ocamlc). If
> ocamlopt.opt is no longer included in ocaml, this means that it will
> never be build with ocamlopt.opt (at least with buildd) as I cannot put
> a dependency on ocaml-native-compilers if I want the control file of my
> package to be architecture-independent (I like the portability of ocaml,
> I would not like to deal with architecture-dependent problems). Is not
> this a pity?

But this does "only" affect the effeciency of the builld, not the
quality of the package produced ?

> Maybe a fix would be to provide a "fake" ocaml-native-compilers for
> architecture that do not support ocaml-native-compilers?

Another possibility is that you put an architecture-dependent
build-depends on ocaml-native-compilers. Though what you propose is
probably the better solution.


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