OCaml support on Ubuntu & Proposal to improve it

David MENTRE dmentre at linux-france.org
Sun Sep 28 11:14:26 UTC 2008

Hello Vincenzo,

Vincenzo Ciancia <ciancia at di.unipi.it> writes:

> Because you can recompile the same "version" of an ancestor, with a
> minor change, and then you need a way to know that you have to rebuild
> all your children and so on.

Yep. Here are the dependencies of OCaml packages:

> In any case this is most likely fixed by a
> set of no-change rebuilds. David: do you think so?

I'm not sure but that seems to match the binNMU requests made by Debian
developers for OCaml packages when the change from a release
(e.g. 3.10.0) to another release (e.g. 3.10.2) of the OCaml compiler:

> If this is the case you might be in time for intrepid (and, as an
> OCaml developer and ubuntu user, thanks for offering to do this dirty
> work).

At a first look, Intrepid seems in pretty good shape compared to Debian
testing. But I haven't had enough time to compare package by package

For the moment, status of OCaml packages on the Ubuntu side:

Status of the packages on the Debian side:

Give me a little time to have a side by side comparison and understand
all those complex build naming and machineries. :-)

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