Bug#387299: [Build-common-hackers] Bug#387299: please add a class for OCaml related packages

Peter Eisentraut peter_e at gmx.net
Wed Sep 13 15:08:23 UTC 2006

Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> It comes in two files: ocaml.mk and ocaml-vars.mk. They are both
> attached.

There are no attachments to your bug report.

> With this bug report I'm both asking for inclusion of the 
> class in CDBS and requesting comments from the CDBS gurus on how I
> implemented it.

One thing that strikes me as particularly odd is that the ocaml.mk file 
I found in your svn repository doesn't contain any rules to actually 
build anything.

> Besides: how is development of external classes (like gnome, ocaml,
> ...) handled in CDBS? Let's say ocaml.mk got accepted and then I need
> to change it, should I submit a bug report or do you usually accept
> members of the external teams in the cdbs team so that they can
> commit to your repo?

That really depends on how you want to work.  A class such as kde is 
useful to maintain in cdbs proper because there are many kde-using 
packages, only a few of which are maintained by the KDE team.  In fact, 
the KDE team maintains its own extension to that class that is not 
suitable for general consumption.  If, on the other hand, the ocaml 
class is only used by the ocaml team, then it'd be best if the ocaml 
team maintains it.

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