[aur-general] Ocaml Packages

Thomas S Hatch thatch45 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 1 22:56:48 EST 2011

I have updated ocaml-findlib and about 10 more ocaml packages with this
changes, I have also started to the spread the word on this move and I have
been met with positive responses.

I have a simple OCaml Package guidelines page up on the wiki:

This is already making PKGBUILDs for ocaml simpler and has repaired a number
of build issues in packages.

I am going to talk to the upstream maintainers, but I think that all I will
be requesting is a name change on a few packages.

BTW, how far along should I be before I apply to be a TU?

-Thomas S Hatch

On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Thomas S Hatch <thatch45 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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