[opam-devel] experimental 4.02.0dev PPAs available

Louis Gesbert gesbert at antislash.info
Mon Feb 17 11:53:46 GMT 2014

Le lundi 17 février 2014, 10:28:44 Louis Gesbert a écrit :
> Le vendredi 14 février 2014, 16:37:57 Anil Madhavapeddy a écrit :
> > On 23 Dec 2013, at 14:05, Anil Madhavapeddy <anil at recoil.org> wrote:
> > 
> > > I've created (extremely) experimental PPAs for the 4.02.0dev series, with the intention of using them to run bulk builds on OPAM to find users of camlp4 and labltk that need explicitly marked packages.
> > > 
> > > I won't have time to integrate these into anything for a while, but if anyone else wants to help with the 4.02 triage of issues, let me know.
> > > 
> > > https://launchpad.net/~avsm/+archive/ppa-opam-experimental
> > 
> > I've just refreshed these to the latest revision of OCaml in order to help test Pierre's base-camlp4 patch at;
> > https://github.com/ocaml/opam-repository/pull/1641
> > 
> > The only hitch is that we still need a camlp4 package to build OPAM itself, which has now disappeared.  Louis, Thomas, what are the realistic prospects of ditching camlp4 as a necessary dependency for building OPAM-trunk?
> OPAM itself doesn't need it, but the bigger problem will be that our embedded dependencies require it -- dose3, in particular. I'll investigate how deeply it's used to give a more precise answer.
> Worst case, there might be the option to pre-process their source beforehand...
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It seems it's just dose, and it only uses Camlp4MacroParser to handle ./configure options, so that shouldn't be too difficult to get rid of for a more specialized build.

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