including rubygems in ubuntu and debian

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at
Tue Oct 3 17:07:33 BST 2006

[ Added Cc to ubuntu-devel@, so people don't sync rubygems from
experimental by mistake ]

On 03/10/06 at 17:52 +0200, Antony Lesuisse wrote:
> Debian don't want to use gems for their own packages that's perfectly fine.
> Debian bundle tools to deal with cpan perl packages, rpms, tar.gz archives, 
> python easy_install eggs. I think it should also be easy for Debian users 
> to use ruby gems.
> Most of ruby gems won't ever be packaged as deb, many are crappy but useful 
> anyway. And if we want Debian to a credible platform for rails 
> developpement rubygems should be bundled.
> The experimental rubygems package is totally optional and has no reverse 
> depends at all.
> The question is: Is there a valid reason for not including it in main ?
> All of this apply also to ubuntu, i got positive feedback on the 
> #ubuntu-devel channel. "I suggest you talk to lucas and find out whether he 
> thinks we can sync rubygems from Debian experimental"


I think that uploading it to Debian unstable would be a good idea. Daigo ?

As soon as it is in unstable, I'll request a sync to Ubuntu. However, I
don't want to sync it now (from experimental), because incompatible
changes might be introduced between the experimental version and the
unstable version, and I don't want to have to maintain dirty
compatibility patches for people who installed the experimental version
in ubuntu and then upgraded to the future unstable version. (Such
compatibility patches would most likely not be included in the unstable
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