[opam-devel] ocaml on centos 6.5

Dave Scott Dave.Scott at citrix.com
Thu May 22 11:05:36 BST 2014


On 22 May 2014, at 10:40, Anil Madhavapeddy <anil at recoil.org> wrote:

> I noticed on Paolo's blog that OCaml ships with an ancient version of OCaml (3.11.x)
> http://www.donadeo.net/post/2014/installing-opam-1-1-1-on-a-cenos-6-5
> Jon, Dave, I believe that the CentOS Xen uses a newer version -- are there RPMs available somewhere for CentOS 6.5 that could be used to get OPAM into the distribution there?

We’re using unofficial newer RPMs for our stuff; CentOS itself is still using the old RHEL6 versions.

I think it would make sense to propose an “OCaml software collection”[1] which would contain at least a newer compiler and opam, which could be installed alongside the old version. They’ve already done this for python I notice.


[1] http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/SCL

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