[DRE-maint] Updating ruby-minitar / ruby-archive-tar-minitar

Sebastien Badia seb at sebian.fr
Wed Dec 16 01:22:09 UTC 2015

On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 10:38:28AM (+0100), Markus Frosch wrote:
> Hello guys,
> I'm currently reviewing r10k (Puppet software add-on) for Debian.
> During that I noticed a package I'd need is only available in a old/different version.
> There are 2 gems called minitar:
> archive-tar-minitar (https://rubygems.org/gems/archive-tar-minitar)
> Version: 0.5.2
> Last Release: 2008
> minitar (https://rubygems.org/gems/minitar)
> Version: 0.5.4
> Release: 2012
> The second Gem is from different maintainer, but based on the first. There seem to be no problems in terms of compatibility.
> What I would suggest is to switch to "ruby-minitar", with a transactional/compat package ruby-archive-tar-minitar.
> The compat package would have to ship a gemspec, so that the gem "archive-tar-minitar" can be found by software that references the old gem.
> In addition it might be helpful to open bugs against dependent packages, for review.
> Would you support or oppose that?

Hum, and it's seems a bit more complicated
https://github.com/atoulme/minitar/issues/3 (but the upstream doesn't have any

But Ok for me (about your proposal).

According codesearch.d.n, it seems pretty easy indeed (only 4 packages)

* rhc
* ruby-docker-api
* subtle
* ruby-librarian

Let me know if I can help!


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