[opam-devel] opam installext packaged up

Anil Madhavapeddy anil at recoil.org
Fri Jan 2 19:39:24 GMT 2015

On 2 Jan 2015, at 19:28, Peter Zotov <whitequark at whitequark.org> wrote:
> 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 itself.

This doesn't preclude all the OS detection logic becoming a separate
library (that also happens to be bundled with OPAM).


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