ruby version

Anshu Prateek ansh.prat at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 08:14:25 UTC 2015


But ofcourse, I can always use the ppa as source for my internal repo :P

On Mon, 8 Jun 2015 at 13:43 Anshu Prateek <ansh.prat at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks, let me see if ppa are acceptable in our prod.
>
> On Mon, 8 Jun 2015 at 13:33 Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 8 June 2015 at 08:53, Anshu Prateek <ansh.prat at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Thanks Colin, Brian,
>> >
>> > Well this is in production where managing ruby through other managers
>> would
>> > be a pain. (Its presently managed via puppet).
>> >
>> > So, as a follow up, is ruby2.1 from 15.04 can be repackaged (lets say
>> for a
>> > private repo) and then be used with 14.04?
>>
>> Googling for
>> ruby ppa
>> found this amongst others
>> https://www.brightbox.com/docs/ruby/ubuntu/
>>
>> Colin
>>
>> >
>> > On Mon, 8 Jun 2015 at 13:13 Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> 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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