ruby version

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 07:42:00 UTC 2015


On 8 June 2015 at 06:38, Anshu Prateek <anshprat at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> This could be an already discussed topic but google search did not help me
> with this.
>
> In trusty, the stable ruby is 1.9.3-p484.
>
> While ruby has EOLed 1.9.3
>
> https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2015/02/23/support-for-ruby-1-9-3-has-ended/
>
> There is a ruby2.0 available, but that also has ruby as dependency hence
> again pulling 1.9.3.
>
> So whats the plan about about upgrading ruby stable to supported version?

Ubuntu policy is generally to not upgrade major releases of software.
For example, in this case if it automatically updated then some ruby
code would suddenly stop working.

If you upgrade Ubuntu you will of course get a later ruby.  On 15.04 it is 2.1.0

However I absolutely concur with Brian's suggestion to use rvm.  Then
you can easily upgrade and also have multiple versions of Ruby
available on the same machine so that existing code will continue to
function.

Colin



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