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Re: [Caml-list] Re: [ANN] beta-release of OPAM

There is just one odd corner case that I've been trying to track down.

If you have ocamlfind installed in your system PATH, then the 
"ocamlbuild -use-ocamlfind" mode seems to pick that one up in preference
to the OPAM-installed ocamlfind (which sits in ~/.opam/<compiler>/bin, and
is also on the PATH).

I've not fixed that yet, but if you do run into odd bugs where an OPAM 
package fails to build due to not finding a library, then try uninstalling
your system findlib, and the OPAM one should be picked up.

This doesn't happen with OASIS ocamlfind invocations, but only with the
-use-ocamlfind mode of ocamlbuild.


On 15 Jan 2013, at 19:25, Fabrice Le Fessant <fabrice@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> OPAM installs everything in ~/.opam by default, so it won't pollute
> your current installation of OCaml. You have to use:
> eval `opam config -env`
> in a terminal to start using the version of OCaml installed by OPAM
> (you can put that in a .bashrc file, for example).
> --Fabrice
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 8:18 PM, Alan Schmitt
> <alan.schmitt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Thomas Gazagnaire writes:
>>> To people already using OPAM, I forgot to mention that it is highly
>>> recommended to NOT upgrade opam using opam. The auto-update thing was
>>> a mistake at the first place. It is also advised to start from a fresh
>>> opam init. It should work if you don't, but it would definitely avoid
>>> some confusions in some corner-cases.
>> I'm thinking of trying it, but there was a bit of information I could
>> not find on the web page: where does OPAM puts the things it compiles?
>> Is it easy to just try it with an existing installation of ocaml &
>> libraries?
>> Thanks,
>> Alan
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