[opam-devel] Fedora RPMs

Gabriel Scherer gabriel.scherer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 14:49:46 GMT 2015

opam-devel, is there a recommended fool-proof way to save an opam root
before installing another OPAM version to experiment with it, and be able
to come back to one's usual environment?

I'd like to test Jon's packages, but I'm a bit wary of losing/corrupting
the dozen of switches I have already. I'm thinking of basically
  mv ~/.opam ~/.opam.bak
  <uninstall my opam>
  <try the packages then uninstall them>
  mv ~/.opam.bak ~/.opam
  <reinstall my opam>

If there is nothing wrong with this approach, it might be useful to
document it somewhere -- it's not in the developer manual for example. This
could be useful when asking users to test beta-releases of OPAM as well (I
know I was unhappy when I tested 1.2 and my repository format was silently
updated to 1.2, making it harder to go back).

On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 3:16 PM, Jon Ludlam <jonathan.ludlam at citrix.com>

> Hi all,
> I'd like to ask for help with testing the RPMs I've built for opam
> for Fedora.
> I've submitted a some review requests to get opam into Fedora. This has
> involved getting 6 other packages into RPMs as there was pushback on
> using the bundled libraries as part of the RPM
> (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1060436). These are going
> through the usual process of being reviewed, but I thought it would be
> useful to test them from a functional perspective too. The top-level
> review request is here:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1185099
> For ease of testing, I have built them using copr, Fedora's build
> service, and the RPMs can be installed directly from there. There
> are instructions on how to do that on the project page:
> https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/jonludlam/opam/
> I'd be really grateful if anyone had a few minutes to look and see if
> there's anything obviously wrong with them.
> Thanks a lot!
> Jon
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