opam 2.0.1 is out!

Date: 2018-10-24
Category: Tooling
Tags: opam

We are pleased to announce the release of opam 2.0.1.

This new version contains mainly backported fixes, some platform-specific:

  • Cold boot for MacOS/CentOS/Alpine
  • Install checksum validation on MacOS
  • Archive extraction for OpenBSD now defaults to using gtar
  • Fix compilation of mccs on MacOS and Nix platforms
  • Do not use GNU-sed specific features in the release Makefile, to fix build on OpenBSD/FreeBSD
  • Cleaning to enable reproducible builds
  • Update configure scripts

And some opam specific:

  • git: fix git fetch by sha1 for git < 2.14
  • linting: add test variable warning and empty description error
  • upgrade: convert pinned but not installed opam files
  • error reporting: more comprehensible error message for tar extraction, and upgrade of git-url compilers
  • opam show: upgrade given local files
  • list: as opam 2.0.0 list doesn't return non-zero code if list is empty, add --silent option for a silent output and returns 1 if list is empty

Installation instructions (unchanged):

  1. From binaries: run
sh <(curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ocaml/opam/master/shell/install.sh)

or download manually from the Github "Releases" page to your PATH. In this case, don't forget to run opam init --reinit -ni to enable sandboxing if you had version 2.0.0~rc manually installed.

  1. From source, using opam:
opam update; opam install opam-devel

(then copy the opam binary to your PATH as explained, and don't forget to run opam init --reinit -ni to enable sandboxing if you had version 2.0.0~rc manually installed)

  1. From source, manually: see the instructions in the README.

We hope you enjoy this new major version, and remain open to bug reports and suggestions.

NOTE: this article is cross-posted on opam.ocaml.org and ocamlpro.com.

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