[opam-devel] Fedora RPMs
anil at recoil.org
Mon Jan 26 14:51:36 GMT 2015
I normally export a custom OPAMROOT environment variable rather than move files around.
> On 26 Jan 2015, at 14:49, Gabriel Scherer <gabriel.scherer at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 <mailto:jonathan.ludlam at citrix.com>> wrote:
> 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 <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 <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/ <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!
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