Severity: normal
Usertags: transition

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 [1] 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 [2].

ocaml 4.05.0 and a few selected packages have been uploaded to
experimental and build fine on all architectures [3].


So, basically, this transition is ready to be started from my point of

I will take care of the necessary binNMUs.

Ben file:

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), 
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