[Fedora-packaging] Re: "slicing" ocaml 3.10.0: comparison with debian friends?

Richard Jones rich at annexia.org
Fri Jun 15 09:05:07 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 09:44:32AM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 08:34:54AM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
> > > Still, native code objects can break link time compatibility with
> > > compatible .cmis.
> > I don't understand - why is this?
> Out of the box I don't know how to reproduce it, but we have been beaten
> by this in the past. IIRC md5sum information stored in native code
> objects are not only about interfaces but also about the actual module
> implementations. Given that they are not inspectable (ocamlobjinfo only
> work on bytecode objects) you have no way to check them.

I think we've dealt with this one by depending on the
name-version-release of ocaml itself.

This makes it an all-or-nothing thing: as on Debian we need to upgrade
every OCaml package at the same time.  This is causing a problem at
the moment because I can't get PXP & CDuce compiled.  CDuce upstream
have released a full version for OCaml 3.10, but PXP (on which CDuce
depends) haven't done so yet.


Richard Jones
Red Hat

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