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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 <>
Cc: David Holland <>,,,, 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 <> 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.
 Kind regards,
 (I included Jaap who had replied on the thread in NetBSD-users)
 Germain Le Chapelain <>
 Software Engineer

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