Re: Intent to Backport of cryptokit
Le Wednesday 09 July 2008 14:46:25 Christoph Martin, vous avez écrit :
> For your information: I intent to make a backport of cryptokit for
> etch-backports to support a backport of sks.
Backporting ocaml related package can be a real pain when it comes to buildds'
resolution of the build-dependencies.
I advise you to version each ocaml dependency that you would need.
Also, you should decide wether you want to use ocaml from etch-backports or
ocaml from etch. In case you want/need to compile against the latest
backported ocaml package, you should also backport all modules from etch that
have not been backported against this version. At least, I can see
libcryptokit-ocaml-dev in this case.
Also, if you backport a module that depends on another module that is in both
backports and stable, you should version the dependency or the module from
etch will be pulled, leading to a build-dep resolution failure.
By the way, I would propose that we don't backport ocaml unless there is a
major reason for doing it. This would really ease all other backports, and
release the need to backport *all* stable ocaml modules against the
What does the team think of this ?