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Re: pkg/54695: MLDonkey Does Not Build
The following reply was made to PR pkg/54695; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Germain Le Chapelain <germain%lanvaux.fr@localhost>
Cc: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>, pkg-manager%netbsd.org@localhost,
gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost, pkgsrc-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost, Jaap Boender
Subject: Re: pkg/54695: MLDonkey Does Not Build
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:08:10 -0800
Thank you so much for attending my problem David!
On Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:05:02 +0000 (UTC)
David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost> wrote:
> Do you use mldonkey? Is it worth patching harder? When I did the above
> it seemed pretty dead upstream, it had been broken for some time, and
> it wasn't clear that anyone was using it.
No, MLDonkey is not dead. I was wondering the same:
I had been using it for nearly a decade straight.
I barely update (neither the OS nor the packages.)
I think I did it once and that very same problem already happened (and triggered your change. Thank you for that again btw!)
I think the software is just done (I.e. completed.) It does everything it needs to do.
What's not is OCaml, and that I have a vibe it never will be.
> One of the various downsides of using ocaml
Yes, I don't know what to say.
Interesting problem indeed :) :) Bc the language definitely serves a purpose for which it is unique:
It is like the C of functional languages (or more so C++.)
> > ...
> This sounds like something you should file a separate PR on ;-)
I will. I am staggering my PRs. ;)
> Let me know when it's out. If you would like to prepare an update,
> that'd be great.
I will ! As well as keeping on taking a look at what I can do (since I am obviously the one guy using MLDonkey from pkgsrc):
MLDonkey guy also said Debian uses his own Github as their source (as opposed to the release from the MLDonkey project's Github.)
I *think* we can make pkgsrc tap into that.
(I included Jaap who had replied on the thread in NetBSD-users)
Germain Le Chapelain <germain.lechapelain%lanvaux.fr@localhost>
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