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

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Fri Sep 9 04:13:43 UTC 2011

On 09/07/2011 09:26 PM, Mehdi Dogguy wrote:
> On 07/09/2011 15:21, Stéphane Glondu wrote:
>> Le 31/08/2011 17:31, Thomas Goirand a écrit :
>>> I have set debian-ocaml-maint at lists.debian.org as Cc: to this email, in
>>> the hope that the Debian OCaml task force can have a last look on my
>>> work. I'd appreciate comments, and I hope I didn't do mistakes this
>>> time. Please keep in mind that I don't know much about OCaml...
>> I haven't looked at everything, but it seems that your packages creates
>> a lot of subdirectories with seemingly generic names directly in
>> @OCamlStdlibDir@, which seems abusive. For example, I see uuidm, which
>> is already installed by libuuidm-ocaml-dev. IMHO, it would be saner to
>> e.g. create a single "xen" at @OCamlStdlibDir@ root, and subdirs there.
>> The same thing applies for the findlib namespace (META files).
> Hum… good point. I also noticed the same and forgot about it. I was
> wondering if that uuidm is the same provided by libuuidm-ocaml-dev. Didn't
> check that yet. I'll let you (Thomas) do that.
> Cheers.

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?


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