[opam-devel] Repository format

Thomas Gazagnaire thomas at gazagnaire.org
Thu Oct 10 08:37:32 BST 2013


> I was wondering whether the developer's manual[1] is up-to-date, esp.
> regarding the repository format.

Yes, it is supposed to be up-to-date.

> Indeed, I endeavour to write a module for the Paludis[2] package
> manager, in order to use directly the OPAM package descriptions.
> This package manager is used in several Linux distributions, including:
> - Exherbo;
> - Gentoo (though it is not the default package manager).
> The goal here isn't to replace OPAM, but to allow users that do not
> directly use OCaml to easily install packages that depend on OCaml
> libraries (and save me from packaging everything by hand).

Nice! Would be glad to hear your progress on that -- feel free to suggest ways we can help you or make your life easier, for instance if you plan to use the opam library to parse the files (ie. OpamFile.OPAM.read).


> Regards,
> Nicolas Braud-Santoni
> [1]
> https://github.com/OCamlPro/opam/blob/master/doc/dev-manual/dev-manual.pdf?raw=true
> [2] http://paludis.exherbo.org/
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