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Re: ocaml 3.04-5 in incoming ...

On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 02:09:58PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2002 at 07:06:29PM +0100, Sven wrote:
> > Changes:
> >  ocaml (3.04-5) unstable; urgency=low
> >  .
> >    * Split ocamlc.opt, ocamlopt.opt and ocamllex.opt into the
> >      ocaml-native-compilers package.
> >    * The ocaml-best-compilers virtual package is provided by
> >      ocaml-native-compilers if it is built and by ocaml if not.
> >    * Added an ocaml-source package containing the source to ocaml for packages
> >      which need them as build-depends.
> >    * Applied Ian Zimmerman's caml.el patch. (Closes:#129650,#130301)
> What about moving ocaml documentation in /usr/share/doc/ocaml?

This is ongoing work on the ocaml-doc package, i will do it, but it has less

BTW, i have already applied your patch, but was going to add the camlp4 doc
aalso, as requested in a bug report. Once that is done i will upload the
package, but it am stopped by not knowing how to do this. Should i add a new
section begining with Format: HTML, or simply add the camlp4 to that first
section ?

I need to look into the documentation, but did not have the time to look into

> > Notice that i created a ocaml-source package, which may contain not needed
> > stuff (ity is just a plain copy of the source) the package is 2mb big, and
> > arch: all, so it would not represent a too heavy load.
> > 
> > Package4s needing it can just build-depend on it, and the source are in :
> > /usr/lib/ocaml/source. If needed i can change this directory to something more
> > appropriate (source/ocaml-3.04 would also be good).
> > 
> > That said, it is not possible to build the sources onplace, since the files
> > are mode 644, and anyway people should not build things in debian private
> > place. I don't know how package depending on the ocaml source handles this
> > kind of things, but i think they should be changed so that they symlink these
> > files.
> Better place is /usr/src/ocaml that is usually writable by "src" group
> (also the ocaml source should be owned by that group).

Mmm, do you think it would be best ? 

I looked a bit, and tetex puts its stuff into /usr/share/texmf/source and the
kernel goes into /usr/src. I had the impression that only the kernel specific
stuff is allowed to go into /usr/src.

> > Apart form that, i hope the .opt split is convenient for all and work as
> > planned, particularly the ocaml-best-compilers. I am a little anxious on how
> Please reply to previous mail so that we can clarify the
> ocaml-best-compilers usage.

If you are content with ocamlc and ocamlopt, just build depend on ocaml, if
you want to use ocamlc.opt and ocamlopt.opt if it is available, depend on


Sven Luther

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