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From: "Richard W.M. Jones" <>
To: "" <>, caml users <>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] (dune/opam) Proper way of vendoring a library inside an application?
Date: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 08:41:24 +0000
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On Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 09:48:48AM +0100, François Pottier wrote:
> Dear fellow OCaml users,
> I am trying to figure out how to "vendor" (embark) a private
> copy of a library inside a project. (Concretely, I would like
> to vendor Fix inside Menhir.) I want this fact to remain
> invisible, that is, installing Menhir should not result
> in installing or upgrading the user's public copy of Fix.
> I have copied the source tree for Fix inside the source tree
> for Menhir, and added a (vendored_dirs fix) stanza in Menhir's
> toplevel "dune" file.
> Compilation works fine, but installation does not seem to work
> the way I wish:
> * "dune install" installs Menhir *and Fix*, though I would like
>   it to install Menhir only.
> * Attempting to pin Menhir using "opam pin" fails because opam
>   cannot find Fix (inded, Fix is not globally installed).
> I have tried removing (public_name fix) from fix/src/dune, but
> then the compilation of Menhir fails (Fix cannot be found).
> I am confused... what's the proper way of embarking a private
> library inside an application without installing it globally?

I wish you wouldn't do this.  Bundling libraries like this causes
problems for packagers because we can never be sure what (possibly out
of date or insecure) version of a library that we package elsewhere
has been bundled in another place.

As is this is already in opam, what are you trying to achieve here?


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Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-31  8:49 François Pottier
2020-01-31 13:08 ` François Bobot
2020-01-31 14:53   ` François Pottier
2020-02-03 10:27 ` Jeremie Dimino
2020-02-03 14:17   ` Jeremie Dimino
2020-02-03 14:53     ` François Pottier
2020-02-03 23:13       ` Jeremie Dimino
2020-02-04  9:11         ` François Pottier
2020-02-06 22:33           ` Jeremie Dimino
2020-02-10  9:37             ` [Caml-list] dune for OCaml < 4.07? François Pottier
2020-02-10 10:19               ` David Allsopp
2020-02-10 10:33                 ` François Pottier
2020-02-10 11:27                   ` David Allsopp
2020-02-29  8:41 ` Richard W.M. Jones [this message]
2020-02-29 11:20   ` [Caml-list] (dune/opam) Proper way of vendoring a library inside an application? François Pottier
2020-03-02  9:33     ` François Bobot

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