Dear release team,
We would like to update ocaml from 4.02.3 to 4.05.0. This is 3 major
releases (and 2 years) ahead.
With current unstable, on amd64:
- 9 source uploads (at least) are needed
- 222 packages rebuild fine with no changes
- 22 packages FTBFS with the new version
- 18 packages cannot be rebuilt because one of their b-deps FTBFS
Among the latter 40 packages, 32 are in testing. Bug reports have been
submitted for some of them  and patches are available. The
remaining ones are pretty self-contained (no external reverse
dependencies) and can be removed from testing if they get in the
way. I've put details at .
ocaml 4.05.0 and a few selected packages have been uploaded to
experimental and build fine on all architectures .
So, basically, this transition is ready to be started from my point of
I will take care of the necessary binNMUs.
title = "ocaml";
is_affected = .depends ~ /ocaml(-base)?(-nox)?-4.02.3/ | .depends ~
is_good = .depends ~ /ocaml(-base)?(-nox)?-4.05.0/;
is_bad = .depends ~ /ocaml(-base)?(-nox)?-4.02.3/;
-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386
Kernel: Linux 4.11.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.utf8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8),
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)