[opam-devel] branch merge

Ashish Agarwal agarwal1975 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 13 18:43:31 BST 2013

Okay, so I'll just hold off before trying out this feature.

On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Thomas Gazagnaire <thomas at ocamlpro.com>wrote:

> > nice new thing ... is that you can easily add overlays for your package
> metadata (but editing
> ~/.opam/<switch>/overlay/<name>.<package>/{opam,url,descr,files/*}).
> >
> > Is this documented somewhere? Do you mean we can manually add content
> into this directory? I notice that pinning a package creates a foo.pinned
> directory. Is "pinned" a specially treated version?
> Not yet documented properly. But yes, you could add files in there
> manually and it should be picked up correctly. Note that there are still
> known issues/regressions with pinning that Louis is currently fixing (
> https://github.com/OCamlPro/opam/pull/751). Pinned packages are a bit
> special: they MUST have a version number appearing in their OPAM
> file(otherwise the solver is very confuse) and the MUST have an url overlay
> file -- apart that, nothing different from other packages.
> Things are a bit in flux and we are late for releasing 1.1, but we want to
> get the pin/update things rock-solid so we'll take the necessary time to
> make it so.
> Best,
> Thomas
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