Some of our dependencies using OCaml have started to require a newer version than the one that ships out of the box with Ubuntu 16.04.
I know I can use OPAM to build a newer version of OCaml from source, but I distribute a piece of software that’s self-installed by individual users and this causes the build times to skyrocket upwards of 15-20 minutes just for that one component. A prebuilt binary would be mighty convenient, but I haven’t found any that are available for 16.04.
I figured I’d ask here to see if there were faster alternatives that I could use for users on 16.04. It isn’t imperative that there be a faster solution, as most users of my software are on 18.04 or running the Docker version which builds all of this once and saves a lot of time.