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Re: [Laurent.Bonnaud@inpg.fr: Bug#192131: ocaml: postinst fails with xemacs]

On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 02:26:18PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 01:44:42PM +0200, Jérôme Marant wrote:

> > BTW, I'd advice that you provide the emacs mode separately, in
> > a package called "ocaml-mode".
> Ok, i can do that, but i don't really like it a lot. It is part of the
> ocaml source package, and any trouble i would have with the emacs mode
> would mean a new upload to ocaml also.

Splitting off a new binary package (with architecture=all) is
easy. The emacs files of the ocaml package currently take
164 kB for the el (emacs-lisp sourec) files, plus 100 - 124 kB
per flavour. Hence, if you have three flavours of emacs installed
(like me) then this sums up to 0.5MB. Seems worth to split it off,
in particular since, as Jérôme said, tuareg-mode is much more
popular. In fact I know of noone who uses the original ocaml
emacs mode.

> Another solution would be to not ship the emacs mode from the ocaml
> package and create a new source package containing the emacs mode, or
> maybe even add it to the existing package which contains the alternative
> emacs mode, maintained by Ralf, if i am not wrong.

I am completely against this. Maintaining binary packages with
multiple source (like ocaml-tools) is a PITA. 


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