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Re: Starting a transition to ocaml 3.09.2

On Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 08:43:46AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 10:21:49PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 01:17:04PM +0200, Samuel Mimram wrote:

> > > A new version of ocaml (3.09.2) is available. Since the caml libraries
> > > are binary-incompatible between releases, this means that we have to
> > > rebuild all the caml libraries before caml can hit testing. Do you see
> > > any problem if we start a transition to ocaml 3.09.2?

> > It's not clear to me whether there would be problems.  Please hold off on
> > starting this transition until we have a handle on which packages need to be
> > updated to go into etch for the X11R7 transition; I don't *think* any
> > ocaml-using packages are affected, but better safe than sorry.

> I also don't remember any ocaml packages which where in /usr/X11R6 and co,
> altough we have a few packages which do depend on X (labltk, lablgtk2, etc).

> There is the issue of the rpath though, which is removed for some packages,
> but maybe not for all, and which by default sets the rpath to /usr/X11R6
> stuff.

> Maybe we should make sure 3.09.2 has no rpath at all, or move this rpath to
> /usr/lib or something ? 

Packages should ideally have no rpath at all, as mentioned by policy.  If
this is too difficult to achieve, an rpath of either /usr/X11R6/lib or
/usr/lib should be mostly harmless.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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