Bug 1026991 - ocaml-camlidl does not install META file for use with findlib
ocaml-camlidl does not install META file for use with findlib
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ocaml-camlidl (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Richard W.M. Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-11-05 15:09 EST by Alex Jordan
Modified: 2013-11-15 15:36 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: ocaml-camlidl-1.05-18.fc19.1
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Last Closed: 2013-11-10 02:45:43 EST
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Description Alex Jordan 2013-11-05 15:09:28 EST
Description of problem:
The ocaml-camlidl and ocaml-camlidl-devel packages do not contain a META file to allow it to be used with findlib (see http://projects.camlcity.org/projects/findlib.html). Findlib is "the de-facto standard for library management in O'Caml" and many open source projects depend on findlib in order to handle O'Caml library dependencies.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Version 1.05, Release 18.fc19

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install ocaml-camlidl, ocaml-camlidl-devel, and ocaml-findlib packages
2. Run ocamlfind query camlidl

Actual results:
$ ocamlfind query camlidl
ocamlfind: Package `camlidl' not found

Expected results:
$ ocamlfind query camlidl

Additional info:
A very basic META file to be installed at /usr/lib64/ocaml/META.camlidl would be something like this:
name = "camlidl"
version = "1.05"
description = "A stub code generator and COM binding for Objective Caml (OCaml)"
directory = "."

archive(byte) = "com.cma"
archive(native) = "com.cmxa"
Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2013-11-05 16:49:41 EST
Debian have:

# Courtesy of GODI 
description = "Stub generator"
version = "1.05"
directory = "^"
archive(byte) = "com.cma"
archive(native) = "com.cmxa"

which as the comment suggests comes from GODI.
Comment 2 Richard W.M. Jones 2013-11-05 17:00:58 EST
Fixed in Rawhide.

$ ocamlfind query camlidl
$ rpm -q ocaml-camlidl
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-11-05 17:10:03 EST
ocaml-camlidl-1.05-19.fc20.1 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-11-05 17:10:09 EST
ocaml-camlidl-1.05-18.fc19.1 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-11-06 13:22:42 EST
Package ocaml-camlidl-1.05-19.fc20.1:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing ocaml-camlidl-1.05-19.fc20.1'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-11-10 02:45:43 EST
ocaml-camlidl-1.05-19.fc20.1 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-11-15 15:36:22 EST
ocaml-camlidl-1.05-18.fc19.1 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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