[opam-devel] [RFC] OPAM files as *the* OCaml package metadata format

Daniel Bünzli daniel.buenzli at erratique.ch
Wed Apr 13 15:46:05 BST 2016

Responding on list, I hope you don't mind.  

Le mercredi, 13 avril 2016 à 16:35, Michael Grünewald a écrit :

> > On 13 Apr 2016, at 16:27, Daniel Bünzli <daniel.buenzli at erratique.ch (mailto:daniel.buenzli at erratique.ch)> wrote:
> >  
> > 1. Where should those be installed in `lib:` (like METAs) or `etc:` (seems more logical) or … ?
> IIRC Before Baptist introduced pkg, FreeBSD used to store port and packages
> metadata in /var/db/ports and /var/db/packages and I would see a similar,
> directory, like ${OPAMROOT}/var/db/opam/${SWITCH}, as a good fit to publish or link
> opam files of installed packages.

I think there are two problems here:  

1) There's no support at the moment for such directories in OPAM install file  
2) I'm not sure what os distributions think about these paths in general



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