[opam-devel] opam installext packaged up

Peter Zotov whitequark at whitequark.org
Fri Jan 2 19:28:32 GMT 2015

On 2015-01-02 22:24, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
> Awesome!  I've just cut an installext.1.0.1 with some fixes for Debian
> and CentOS detection (thanks to Dave Scott for the latter).
> https://github.com/ocaml/opam-repository/pull/3309
> I think we should maintain both a shell script and an OCaml-based
> distro detection, since they are both of use in different contexts
> (installation vs programmatic use in OPAM).
> How about turning the distro detection logic into a separate library
> called os-identify, and then opam-installext can just become a thin
> shell on top of that?  For now though, if you have no objection I'll
> move avsm/opam-installext under the ocaml/ org since it's used by a
> lot of the bulk build scripts already.

In my view installext should become an integral component of OPAM 

Peter Zotov

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