[opam-devel] [MirageOS-devel] Cross-compiling OCaml, Mirage OS for rumprun, OPAM integration

Martin Lucina martin at lucina.net
Tue May 19 15:39:35 BST 2015

On Tuesday, 19.05.2015 at 17:15, Peter Zotov wrote:
> On 2015-05-19 16:58, Martin Lucina wrote:
> >This begs the question, why did you use the approach of building the
> >cross-compiler as a normal OPAM package, rather than as a compiler
> >package?
> Because the cross-compiler needs a normal compiler (and its runtime)
> to build and execute. Because many packages (from camlp4 to ppx)
> depend on build-time components that execute on the host arch.
> You also still have to add suffix to the version number, or else
> there would be a conflict (I think).

Wouldn't the presence of an external (non-OPAM) compiler on the host be
enough to execute the cross-compiler and build-time code from packages?
That's more or less what your patches already do to bootstrap the


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