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Re: packaging ocamldoc ?

On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 09:05:36PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 06:46:04PM +0100, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> > I just tried to build a package for ocamldoc
> > (http://pauillac.inria.fr/~guesdon/Tools/ocamldoc/ocamldoc.htm).
> > There is, however, a big problem: compiling ocamldoc requires
> > access to the compiled sources of ocaml! Has anyone a good idea
> Could you explain in more detail the problem?
> > how this can be done in debian? I only see two possibilities which
> > both look like trouble:
> > 
> > - Building a joint source pacakge ocaml+ocamldoc such that the ocamldoc
> >   package can be built at the same time as ocaml.
> > - Generating from the ocaml source package a new binary package which
> >   contains exactly what is needed to compile ocmaldoc.
> > 
> > None of them is satisfactory. Any ideas?
> If the part of ocaml compiled sources needed by ocamldoc have a logical
> meaning we can think about (2), if not we have just found new work for
> Sven :-)


But now that i can do multiple buinary packages, such things are much much
easier to do for me ...

Also, there are various other packages which already do the same thing, the
kernel and tex being the most obvious.

> Seriously if you tell as exactly what part of ocaml compiled sources are
> needed by ocamldoc we can better reason about the problem.

But there are other packages which do the same thing, with the same or maybe
other files. Also these files may vary(?) with future releases of ocamldoc.


Sven Luther

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