Bug#256900: Ocaml compiled programs cannot be stripped
On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 01:51:20PM +0200, Sylvain Le Gall wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 05:46:50PM +0200, Xavier Leroy wrote:
> > > First, a few reminders:
> > >
> > > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=256900
> > > http://caml.inria.fr/pub/ml-archives/caml-list/2004/07/181268104b59b10ed1624cb92ed996c4.fr.html
> > >
> > > Is there any news on this issue? It seems it is still on topic in OCaml
> > > 3.10.2...
> > The plan of action that Sylvain Le Gall discussed with me a while ago
> > was to track down the OCaml packages that use "ocamlc -custom" and fix
> > them to use shared libraries instead. Many mature Caml sources still
> > use the -custom option although it is no longer necessary. I can
> > provide assistance tracking down the mixed bytecode/native executables
> > that are a problem.
> > To summarize, my take on this issue is:
> > 1- "ocamlc -custom" is deprecated and packages that use it should be fixed.
> If this option is deprecated, i think we should handle it so for all
> debian package. See at the end of the mail for a proposed way of doing
One question though which comes to mind while reading this thread. When
was the -custom version deprecated, and what does this imply for the
version of ocaml in debian which will ship with lenny.