[DRE-maint] Ruby-full, what next ?

Vincent Fourmond vincent.fourmond at 9online.fr
Fri Jan 19 19:51:15 CET 2007

Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 16/01/07 at 12:11 +0100, Vincent Fourmond wrote:
  Sorry, I missed your post...

> I missed part of the discussion, but how does your proposal compare with
> the libruby-extras package ?

  Basically, many people complain on ruby-talk about the fact that a
standard ruby installation is spread among many packages (see bug
#290705). Ruby-full is here to pull all the dependencies that add up to
a full ruby installation (that is, all packages from the ruby1.8 source
package, minus ruby-tk which is only recommended). That includes ri,
rdoc, irb, ruby1.8-dev and the like which are not provided by
libruby-extras, which are dealing only with useful libraries (there is
quite some overlap with ruby-full, but not inclusion).

> Also, it's probably too late for etch anyway: you'd still have to go
> through NEW first. I think it's better to wait until everybody agrees on
> something, and not upload too fast.

  That is a pity. I really don't see what is wrong about having a
dependency package which many debian users are actually asking for (just
grep for debian on the comp.lang.ruby, you won't be pleased by the answers).



Vincent Fourmond, PhD student

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