[opam-devel] [Caml-list] [rfc] deprecating opam 1.2.0

Louis Gesbert louis.gesbert at ocamlpro.com
Mon Oct 2 12:31:22 BST 2017

Also, our release tarballs always include a `opam-full-xxx.tar.gz` which includes all needed source trees and can be made without further downloads (you just need a working OCaml -- and now, C++ too -- compiler installed).

> - David Allsopp, 03/06/2017 15:04 -
> Evgeny Roubinchtein wrote:
> > One annoyance is that well-behaved ports are only supposed to
> > access network during the "fetch" stage, so one would need to
> > replicate in the FreeBSD port's Makefile the targets from the
> > opam source tree that download various things during opam's 
> > build (I think it's mostly things in src_ext).  That isn't an
> > insurmountable obstacle, by any means, but just a bit of work
> > that needs to be done.
> See https://github.com/ocaml/opam/pull/2956/commits/13fdc7e4707d16748b9994cd6299bc259b4dd6da (which is in the process of being merged) and https://github.com/dra27/opam/commit/0f22342962d18aff4da4da0f206fb3a0aa278742 (which will head in a similar direction soon).
> 13fdc7e gives you make -C src_ext cache-archives which will download all the src_ext tarballs to src_ext/archives
> If you then explicitly download the ocaml sources tarball to src_ext/archives/, then 0f2234 ensures that make cold uses it
> HTH,
> David
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