> thanks to Daniel, the build dependency problems around opam,
> cmdliner and topkg have now been resolved upstream:
> - opam dropped the dependency on jsonm and, transitively, on
> uutf. Therefore, it should be possible to build opam without
> topkg. This is in the upstream master branch (PR Get rid of
> jsonm dep #3009) but has neither been merged into the 1.3
> branch nor been released.
> - Just released cmdliner 1.0.1 contains a topkg free build and
> installation procedure with proper support for DESTDIR and
> bytecode only architectures.
> - No changes in topkg. topkg can now be build after cmdliner and
> opam and rely on opam-installer.
> I will move forward with updating the cmdliner package and then
> packaging topkg for the first time.
Great! Thank you Daniel and everyone else involved!