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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: Jaap Boender <>,,,,
Subject: Re: pkg/54695 (MLDonkey Does Not Build)
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2020 16:20:11 -0800

 On Tue,  4 Feb 2020 10:45:01 +0000 (UTC)
 Jaap Boender <> wrote:
 >  It's a recurring problem with OCaml 
 I forgot to mention: my plan was to also bring it up on their forum.
 In the form of a question, like in Jeopardy. =)
 (The question being: `Why do you have breaking changes in-between minor revisions.'
 I'll do so after reporting the duplicate TOC entries per chapter in the pkgsrc Manual PDF ;))
 >  [its] beta version is in wip if you'd care to 
 >  have a look.)
 That's the thing, though :I really don't.
 And most respectfully too: I really dig what they are going for and everything.
 But all I am in for here is downloading movies and animes.
 There are sporadic updates to MLDonkey's Git [1].  Mainly aimed at fixing the build; as well as removing features that became irrelevant.
 I think it's just edonkey and bittorrent which have fallen off popularity. 
 Whatever happened to sharing? I ask
 Anyways,  MLDonkey is pretty much the only headless option, and second overhall most popular on *Nix after aMule.
 Anyways I will keep looking at fixing that batch mode for compiling OCaml locally in the configure script:
 This will work as intended: if the user happens to have a compatible version of OCaml installed, it should use that, if not it will silently download and use a temporary one that's fit for MLDonkey. (at leasst I think.)
 As a separate step, one could also update to work with 4.09 or even .10, as you suggest
 I wonder if someone will on the upstream?
 I am tempted to just wait and only bother the Caml people; and mldonkey if the patch to configure is relevant.
 Kind regards,
 Germain Le Chapelain <>
 Software Engineer

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