[aur-general] Ocaml Packages

Thomas S Hatch thatch45 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 1 15:01:54 EST 2011

On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca> wrote:

> Thomas S Hatch wrote:
> > Thanks Xyne, that helps, I am going to try and figure out the best way to
> > change the ocaml packaging process without just breaking all of the OCaml
> > packages, i will have the guidelines up shortly and star t moving towards
> > clean ArchLinux Ocaml.
> >
> > -Thomas S Hatch
> There seems to be only 6 OCaml packages in the repos:
> lablgtk
> lablgtk2
> ocaml
> camlp5
> camlp5-transitional
> llvm-ocaml
> Check if they follow the guidelines that you propose and contact the
> maintainers
> of any that don't. If you explain the situation and provide a patch then
> you'll
> probably get a quick and positive response.
> Before you do, consider whether the names need to be changed. Most library
> packages follow the convention of including the language name as a prefix,
> e.g.
> "perl-foo" or "haskell-bar". What's the state of the ocaml packages?
> lablgtk should probably be ocaml-lablgtk, etc. Consider how few packages
> there
> are in the repos, I doubt there would be much opposition to fixing clearly
> broken names.
> Regards,
> Xyne

Thanks again Xyne, will do. As for the naming of ocaml packages roght now,
often there are duplicates in the AUR, I will put that down on my list to
hunt down problems!

-Thomas S Hatch

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