[Pkg-xen-devel] [patch] Packages ocaml libraries

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Mon Oct 3 17:31:41 UTC 2011

On 10/03/2011 06:13 PM, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-10-02 at 14:49 +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> On 09/09/2011 12:13 PM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>>> Mike, Jonathan, can we have your useful comment on this? Namely:
>>> - Is your uuidm a fork of libuuidm-ocaml-dev? Can you make it so we use
>>> that one instead of what's in Xen 4.1.1?
>>> - Can we use @OCamlStdlibDir@/xen/libname for all the files that aren't
>>> .so? Will it be an issue later?
>>> We really need your feedback here. Also, I tried once more to build
>>> xen-api-libs in SID, and it failed to build, even with the
>>> xen-api-libs-debian patches from Jonathan. Can you look into that so we
>>> can move forward with this packaging as well?
>>> Thomas
>> Hi,
>> I had a reply from Jon about 10 days ago, where he tells he is ok with
>> using a "xen" folder for the ocaml libs, but had no time to rewrite the
>> patch corresponding to it. Here it is, attached to this message, moving
>> all non-.so files into @OCamlStdlibDir@/xen/${folder}.
> Jon recently (the end of last week) posted a patch series to xen-devel
> to implement the renaming he mentions below ("xc->xenctrl, xs->xenstore,
> xb->xenbus, xl->xenlight").
> Since this is likely to be the change we
> make upstream we may as well make the packaging conform to that scheme
> now too. I think the xen prefix is as good as using the xen subfolder.
> He also posted a patch to remove the uuid and log libraries so we may as
> well not package those (presumably he has a patch to make xapi not
> require them).
> That just leaves the mmap library. It's unclear what it's future is but
> I suppose we may as well package it as xenmmap for consistency with the
> others?
> Ian.

So, in a shorter way, are you asking me to *not* do the packaging work,
and wait for the next upstream version of Xen?

I've spent a quite big amount of time, involved the Ocaml Task Force,
tried building xen-api-libs, etc., in the hope of having Xen-Api in the
long run, but all this is now bring to a halt, just because of the
decision to change the folder names, which doesn't match my current work
(did it mater so much?). All this seems pretty counter-productive to me. :/

When is the next release of Xen?


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