[DRE-maint] Building Ruby Debs

Gunnar Wolf gwolf at gwolf.org
Tue Sep 30 22:10:20 UTC 2008

Bryan McLellan dijo [Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 02:16:54PM -0700]:
> We use a lot of ruby at work, and I'm often frustrated with the
> disconnect between the deb and gem packages, and tend to prefer the
> deb packages; discussion left aside. I end up mashing together debs as
> I go, and I'm trying to clean that up.
> I've put together deb's of ruby packages with setup.rb in the past
> using ruby-pkg-tools, I've pushed uuidtools online here [1]. I don't
> see anything in ruby-pkg-tools for working with ruby packages that
> just have a Rakefile. Specifically at the moment I'm trying to
> debianize the chain of ultraviolet [2], textpow [3] and oniguruma [4].
> In such a case should I fall back to dhmake and work up from there?

Hi, and welcome on board! 

I cannot assure you this can be used in every situation, but you can
try using libsetup-ruby1.8. This, together with our usual scripts, has
always worked for me on Ruby modules not providing a setup.rb. As an
example, you can fetch my package of ultraviolet, which took me some
15 minutes to build, at:



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