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Bug#467563: camlp5 strict mode?

Le 29/02/2012 10:01, Hendrik Tews a écrit :
>    What about the library?
> You mean camlp5.cma and its variants? They differ between strict
> and transitional modes and their name is hardcoded in the
> Makefile as well. There might be some objects which are
> identical, eg. /usr/lib/ocaml/camlp5/diff.cmx but finding that
> out will be a non-trivial task. 
> We probably need two different library directories, eg
> /usr/lib/ocaml/camlp5-strict and
> /usr/lib/ocaml/camlp5-transitional.


> What about having two source packages sharing the same upstream
> source? Is this possible in Debian?

It is technically possible to upload two packages with the same upstream
source, but it would not be "sharing". It is also possible to build a
"binary" package that provide sources, that can be used as
build-dependency by other packages (this is done for ocaml, gcc,

However, I don't see the point in the camlp5 case. We can build it twice
as you suggested previously (in the same source package). There are
already other packages that do that (e.g. ncurses, IIRC).



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