[opam-devel] can a repository URL point to a sub-directory of a git repo

Ashish Agarwal agarwal1975 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 16:02:50 GMT 2014

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 10:42 AM, Thomas Gazagnaire <
thomas.gazagnaire at gmail.com> wrote:

That's very weird. Where did you find that email address ???

Seems I'm wrong. It was decided to use only opam-devel for both user and
devel questions:

Thus, cc'ing opam-devel now. I guess opam-users at inria.fr should be shut
down. That would have given me an undeliverable error (though I got lucky
and you somehow found this message anyway).

> that should be asdf/opam/{opam,url,descr}

It still doesn't work:

$ opam repository add asdf-dev git at github.com:agarwal/asdf.git
asdf-dev   Fetching git at github.com:agarwal/asdf.git
Updating ~/.opam/repo/compiler-index ...
Updating ~/.opam/compilers/ ...
Updating ~/.opam/repo/package-index ...
Updating ~/.opam/packages/ ...
Updating the cache of metadata (~/.opam/state.cache) ...

$ opam info asdf
[ERROR] No packages found.
'/Users/ashish/usr/ocaml/4.01.0/bin/opam info asdf' failed.

Also, with this, how does opam know what version to assign the package?

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 2:23 PM, Ashish Agarwal <agarwal1975 at gmail.com>

> During development of a repository foo, I often like to create within that
> repo an opam-repo. I'll have something like this:
> foo/opam-repo/packages/foo/foo.master
> With a local copy of foo, I can now do:
> opam repository add foo-dev foo/opam-repo
> which is nice. It let's me keep the opam package description up-to-date
> during rapid development of foo. However, now I'm wondering if I can refer
> to this sub-directory with a git URL, something like the following:
> opam repository add foo-dev git at github.com:agarwal/foo/opam-repo
> The above URL isn't valid however. Is there a way to accomplish this?
> The workaround is easy enough. I can define this package in a dedicated
> git repository, like the main opam-repository. However, it is nice to keep
> the dev version of an opam package within the related repo.
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