backport of Breezy's Ruby 1.8.2 package

Martin Meredith martin at
Mon Aug 1 18:22:00 CDT 2005

Can I suggest one of you poke pitti regarding this too ? He's the
security update guy...

Actually... fwding to him...

Frank Hale wrote:
> thanks Brandon, will start looking at the bug report again.
> On 8/1/05, Brandon Hale <brandon at> wrote:
>>I will prepare a diff of the releases and post it on the bug for Matt's
>>review. Let's continue this discussion there.
>>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
>>>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> 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
>>>>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
>>>>( [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!
>>>>Brandon Hale
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