[Fedora-packaging] Status of OCaml packaging

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Mon Jun 11 20:52:47 UTC 2007

Some brief notes on what has happened since last Tuesday w.r.t. OCaml 
packaging in Fedora.

Gerard produced the base ocaml package for OCaml 3.10.0 (the latest 
upstream version).  OCaml 3.10 has some major changes which affect a lot 
of upstream packages.


After last Tuesday's meeting I've fixed several things which were problems:

* I've built all but two OCaml packages against OCaml 3.10, including 
submitting an upstream patch.  The two which don't yet work are 
ocaml-pxp and cduce, which both require significant effort upstream. 
(http://annexia.org/tmp/ocaml/, http://tinyurl.com/2rl4w6)

* rpmbuild now doesn't call rpm recursively.

* OCaml dependencies now look like ocaml(ModuleName) = Hash

* ocaml-find-requires and ocaml-find-provides scripts are looking more 
solid and final, and are working their way into RPM. 

* I fixed the way that we split out the -devel subpackage (I think). 

* All packages now support bytecode architectures.

I've revised the OCaml Packaging Draft guidelines several times.  The 
latest version is here:



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