new version of ocaml package (4.01.0-1)

Yaakov (Cygwin/X)
Mon Oct 28 20:17:00 GMT 2013

On 2013-10-25 04:25, Damien Doligez wrote:
> So, here it is: I have a new version of the OCaml package (4.01.0-1),
> both for 32 and 64 bits. I have uploaded the files to,
> but I haven't put the !ready files yet.
> Both packages are marked as "test":
> - For 32 bits, because I don't want to hurt you again. I'm guessing
> that a "test" version of the package will let you recompile the
> libraries in Ports, and then when you tell me you're ready, I'll make
> a "curr" version.

Ack, I'll let you know when I'm finished the rebuild (but see below).

> - For 64 bits, because we don't have Flexdll yet, so dynlink is not
> supported, which means that many OCaml programs won't work. I've
> already prodded the Flexdll upstream. I'm publishing this because
> it's the best we can have on 64-bit for the moment.

I started working on porting flexdll-0.31, but the testsuite is failing 
with "cannot relocate, target is too far" errors; IIUC the issue has to 
do with our use of the medium code model.  In the meantime, the primary 
use of OCaml on supported platforms is native code compilation, so I 
suggest we make this stable on x86_64.

> Both packages include labltk.

Are you sure?  AFAICS it's only in the x86_64 package.

Because of the extra dependencies, for the next release, I suggest 
making a separate ocaml-labltk package with usr/bin/labltk and 
usr/lib/ocaml/labltk/ (and usr/lib/ocaml/stublibs/ on x86), 
along with adding --exclude=*labltk* to ocaml_base_CONTENTS.  We do a 
similar thing with Python and Ruby's Tcl/Tk support.


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