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FS#69858 - [ocaml] bytecode versions of the compiler are unnecessarily installed

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Fabian (copy) - Tuesday, 02 March 2021, 17:47 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Wednesday, 03 March 2021, 12:40 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jürgen Hötzel (juergen)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No



The ocaml package currently installs the bytecode-compiled versions of the OCaml compiler at /usr/bin/ocaml*.byte (/usr/bin/ocamlopt.byte, etc). These provide the same functionality as the native versions at /usr/bin/*.opt (e.g. /usr/bin/ocamlopt.opt, symlinked to /usr/bin/ocamlopt). The ocaml package could be significantly shrunk (by more than 100 MB) by omitting the former executables. Note that I'm not referring to the bytecode compiler (ocamlc, which outputs OCaml bytecode), but the OCaml compiler compiled as bytecode.

Additional info:
* package version(s): ocaml 4.11.1-1
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