backport of Breezy's Ruby 1.8.2 package

Brandon Hale brandon at smarterits.com
Mon Aug 1 17:59:57 CDT 2005


I will prepare a diff of the releases and post it on the bug for Matt's
review. Let's continue this discussion there.

Thanks,
Brandon Hale

On Mon, 2005-08-01 at 18:54 -0400, Frank Hale wrote:
> Ah, please forgive me. I'm trying to get spun up on all of the Ubuntu
> lingo. I have confused backports and updates. I do understand that QA
> in Hoary updates is closely watched but am wondering why you'd want to
> go the hassle of only fixing the bugs in the 1.8.2 beta that is
> currently shipping. We already know that 1.8.2 final fixes the
> problems seen with regards to Rails 0.13.1, the releases were 2 days
> apart. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to flame the process of how
> Ubuntu devs do business. I'm trying to understand the methodology of
> this.
> 
> I'd like to have the package updated from 1.8.2-pre4 to 1.8.2 final.
> This is the way I'd go about fixing the problem. The releases were 2
> days apart, there should be nothing in it that would break the QA
> process of Hoary. I'm sure the actual bug fixes (though I haven't
> checked) would be a fairly small difference in code changes to the
> Ruby package.
> 
> On 8/1/05, Brandon Hale <brandon at smarterits.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2005-08-01 at 17:07 -0400, Frank Hale wrote:
> > > Is there likely a chance that the Ruby 1.8.2 package in Breezy will be
> > > backported to Hoary? If not, what do I need to do in order to get this
> > > added to Hoary? I'm ready, willing but need the right push because I'm
> > > new to Ubuntu and have little experience with Ubuntu packaging so far.
> > >
> > 
> > Hi Frank,
> > 
> > First, please evaluate what you really want to achieve here.
> > So far you have posted to this list twice (almost identically) asking
> > about the feasibility of adding the package from Breezy to hoary
> > backports.
> > 
> > Also, you have inquired about moving forward with a bug [1] to add ruby
> > 1.8.2 to hoary-updates.
> > 
> > I will try to address these in turn.
> > 
> > If you wish to include the package in hoary-backports, a repository
> > allowing breezy packages on hoary for users trying to get to the
> > "bleeding edge" without actually loosing limbs to breezy.  Some might
> > consider it the best of both worlds.  If you would prefer to have your
> > package included here, we would ask that you do the following:
> > 
> > Navigate to the ruby1.8 source package on packages.ubuntu.com
> > ( [2] for the lazy ).
> > Scroll to the bottom and save the .dsc, .orig.tar.gz and .diff.gz files
> > to a folder on your desktop.
> > 
> > Follow the pbuilder howto [3] to set up a development envrionment for
> > testing.  Attempt to build the breezy source package by running 'sudo
> > pbuilder build ruby*.dsc' against the downloaded source package.
> > 
> > If successful, you will find a ruby deb
> > in /var/cache/pbuilder/result/ruby*.deb.
> > Install it with dpkg -i $path, and ensure that the package is working.
> > 
> > If the package backports cleanly, please report back and one of your
> > friendly backport team members can kick off a build for you.
> > 
> > Option 2, Hoary updates.
> > hoary-updates is a repository which is much more closely QA'd.  As Matt
> > said on the bug [1], we will need to identify the particular bugs that
> > prevent Rails and other apps from working, and backport only fixes to
> > the hoary version.  This probably means pointing us to specific bug #'s
> > in the upstream bug tracker, or commits to their CVS tree.
> > 
> > Please advise on how you would like to continue, and thanks for your
> > interest in improving Ubuntu!
> > 
> > [1] https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=12613
> > [2] http://packages.ubuntu.com/breezy/source/ruby1.8
> > [3] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PbuilderHowto
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Brandon Hale
> > 
> > 
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