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From: Francois Berenger <mlists@ligand.eu>
To: Malcolm Matalka <mmatalka@gmail.com>
Cc: Kakadu <kakadu.hafanana@gmail.com>,
	jean-francois.monin@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr,
	Caml List <caml-list@inria.fr>,
	julia.lawall@lip6.fr, caml-list-request@inria.fr
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Build-/Installation-Tools - not enough of them?
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:52:57 +0900
Message-ID: <bff20dae59fc5cbff486f773e6296278@ligand.eu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <86tvk2d5ft.fsf@gmail.com>

On 27/11/2018 22:18, Malcolm Matalka wrote:
> Kakadu <kakadu.hafanana@gmail.com> writes:
> 
>>> I fully second Julia.
>>> In order to teach OCaml, I need simple and clear instructions
>>> for students.
>>> The current situation is
>>>   Search engine ->
>>>    https://ocaml.org/docs/install.html ->
>>>     https://opam.ocaml.org/doc/Install.html ->
>>>      nightmare.
>>> 
>> 
>> +1. Installing Opam 2.0 on Ubuntu is even more complicated (The only
>> trick I know is adding avsm's PPA which is not easy to google)
>> 
>> Happy hacking,
>> Kakadu
> 
> I know at one point there was talk of opam2{rpm,pkg,deb} style tools.
> Does anyone know the status of those?  I, personally, would benefit 
> from
> an opam2freebsdports.  ocaml-bundle came up earlier in the thread but 
> as
> I said it feels stapled onto opam and doesn't use the opam env I've
> already setup (specifically pins + repos).

If you can build from sources, there is fpm that can create a deb or 
rpm:

https://github.com/jordansissel/fpm

That's not a silver bullet, and it's not even specialized at ocaml 
software/opam pacakges, but sometimes it helps.

> Maybe opam itself would benefit from a tool that could take a package
> and produce the package information in a format easily consumable by
> other languages so others can more easily write tooling around it?
> Heck, that information would make it easier to writes something in
> ocaml.  I know this is one challenge I have, I *could* write some tools
> to make life easier but I don't have easy access to all the information
> in opam packages and poking around the opam libraries to build such a
> tool is too much effort for its priority for me.


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Thread overview: 70+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-26 10:14 [Caml-list] Build-/Installation-Tools - not enogh " Oliver Bandel
2018-11-26 16:41 ` Yawar Amin
2018-11-26 16:57   ` Julia Lawall
2018-11-26 17:15     ` Yawar Amin
2018-11-26 20:33       ` Julia Lawall
2018-11-26 20:47         ` Yawar Amin
2018-11-26 20:54           ` Julia Lawall
2018-11-26 21:19             ` Yawar Amin
2018-11-26 21:29               ` Julia Lawall
2018-11-26 22:16                 ` SP
2018-11-27  5:24                   ` Malcolm Matalka
2018-11-28  0:20                     ` SP
2018-11-27  6:11                   ` Julia Lawall
2018-11-27  8:45                     ` SF Markus Elfring
2018-11-28  0:04                     ` SP
2018-11-27  9:27                 ` SF Markus Elfring
2018-11-27 10:08                   ` Julia Lawall
2018-11-27 10:28                     ` [Caml-list] Build-/Installation-Tools - not enough " SF Markus Elfring
2018-11-27 10:34                       ` Julia Lawall
2018-11-27 11:05                         ` Jean-Francois Monin
2018-11-27 11:00                           ` Kakadu
2018-11-27 13:18                             ` Malcolm Matalka
2018-11-28  1:52                               ` Francois Berenger [this message]
2018-11-28 15:21                             ` Ian Zimmerman
2018-11-27 13:07                     ` [Caml-list] Build-/Installation-Tools - not enogh " Jean-Marc Alliot
2018-12-06 12:21               ` Richard W.M. Jones
2018-12-06 16:10                 ` Yawar Amin
2018-12-06 20:18                   ` Richard W.M. Jones
2018-12-07  7:31                     ` Daniel Bünzli
2018-12-07  7:44                       ` [Caml-list] What happened to the 'ancient' library for OCaml? Francois Berenger
2018-12-07  8:24                         ` Richard W.M. Jones
2018-12-07  8:26                       ` [Caml-list] Build-/Installation-Tools - not enogh of them? Richard W.M. Jones
2018-12-07  9:01                         ` Daniel Bünzli
2018-12-07 13:22                       ` Stéphane Glondu
2018-12-08  0:58                         ` Daniel Bünzli
2018-12-13 23:45                           ` SP
2018-12-11  2:47                         ` Francois Berenger
2018-12-07 13:12                     ` Malcolm Matalka
2018-11-27 14:32             ` Anil Madhavapeddy
2018-11-27 14:35     ` Gerd Stolpmann
2018-11-30 15:23   ` Louis Gesbert
2018-11-26 22:44 ` Jaap Boender
2018-11-26 22:55   ` Simon Cruanes
2018-11-27 13:29     ` Oliver Bandel
2018-11-27 13:45       ` [Caml-list] Build-/Installation tools - not enough " SF Markus Elfring
2018-11-27 15:06       ` [Caml-list] Build-/Installation-Tools - not enogh " Simon Cruanes
2018-11-27 15:49         ` Oliver Bandel
2018-11-27 16:27           ` Daniel Bünzli
2018-11-27 17:46             ` Jaap Boender
2018-11-28 11:47               ` Jeremie Dimino
2018-12-01 15:12                 ` [Caml-list] How to start with the curren toolset? Hendrik Boom
2018-12-01 16:56                   ` Ian Zimmerman
2018-12-02 15:27                   ` Daniel Bünzli
2018-12-02 23:36                     ` David Allsopp
2018-12-03  2:19                     ` [Caml-list] let's give a try at opam-bundle Francois Berenger
2018-12-02 17:44                   ` [Caml-list] confusing message in opam installer Hendrik Boom
2018-12-02 17:50                     ` Julia Lawall
2018-12-05 19:07                       ` Raja Boujbel - OCamlPro
2018-11-27 16:27           ` [Caml-list] Build-/Installation tools - not enough of them? SF Markus Elfring
2018-11-27 17:09           ` [Caml-list] Build-/Installation-Tools - not enogh " Markus Mottl
2018-11-30 12:41             ` [Caml-list] <DKIM> " Vu Ngoc San
2018-12-07 15:19             ` [Caml-list] " oliver
2018-11-27 16:52       ` Hendrik Boom
2018-11-27 14:11     ` Jaap Boender
2018-11-27  2:33   ` Francois Berenger
2018-11-27 13:31     ` Oliver Bandel
2018-11-27 13:40 ` John F Carr
2018-11-30 16:31   ` Louis Gesbert
2018-12-01  5:01     ` Louis Roché
2018-12-03  0:16     ` Edwin Török

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