[opam-devel] OPAM on Windows (1.3 Roadmap)

Anil Madhavapeddy anil at recoil.org
Wed Nov 5 18:35:38 GMT 2014

> On 5 Nov 2014, at 18:11, Peter Zotov <whitequark at whitequark.org> wrote:
>> On 2014-11-05 21:06, David Allsopp wrote:
>> But unless you guarantee that all 700/800 packages in OPAM do the same
>> thing, at some point you will need a "real" environment - make, patch,
>> m4, etc (you can't even get as far as findlib without m4) and
>> ocamlopt's need for a C compiler, or at least an assembler, is never
>> far away - and the two MSVC ports will *always* require you to install
>> the Windows SDK separately to get the Microsoft assembler (I don't
>> think packaging that in other setups is permitted under the licence).
> While I agree with the rest, the fact that ocamlfind depends on m4
> is ridiculous. I should patch it out sometimes.

Yes please... such an annoying thing to trip up on.


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