[DRE-maint] Bug#1009727: O: ruby-curses -- curses binding for Ruby

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Fri Apr 15 15:23:28 BST 2022

Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

Acoording to
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=959115#10 (also
attached) the ruby-curses package in Debian is orphaned since at least
April 2020 (last upload April 2018) as both the team listed in the
Maintainer field as well as the person listed in the Uploaders field
(all X-Debbugs-CC'ed) stated back then, that they are not maintaining
this package. And there was no new upload since then either.

This probably also explains why the package lacks multiple generations
of new upstream releases (currently 1.2.4 vs 1.4.4 according to
https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/ruby-curses) despite there is an
related bug report from April 2020. (https://bugs.debian.org/958973,
refering already to upstream version 1.3.2.) That bug report now has
become release-critical as the outdated version 1.2.4 in Debian
Unstable is not compatible with Ruby 3.0. And Ruby 3.0 is now is in
both Debian Unstable and Testing for more than a month, making
probably all reverse dependencies unusable

(Discovering #959115 after raising the severity of #958973 to
release-critical actually triggered this package-orphaning mail.)

Some information on the package:

Package: ruby-curses
Source: ruby-curses (1.2.4-1)
Version: 1.2.4-1+b6
Installed-Size: 89
Maintainer: Debian Ruby Extras Maintainers <pkg-ruby-extras-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org>
Architecture: amd64
Depends: ruby (>= 1:3.0~0), libc6 (>= 2.4), libncursesw6 (>= 6), libtinfo6 (>= 6), libruby3.0 (>= 3.0.0~preview1), ruby (<< 1:3.1~)
Description: curses binding for Ruby
 Ruby binding for curses, ncurses, and PDCurses. curses is an
 extension library for text UI applications.
 This module is built with wide character support.
Homepage: http://github.com/ruby/curses
Ruby-Versions: ruby3.0
Tag: uitoolkit::ncurses
Section: ruby
Priority: optional
Filename: pool/main/r/ruby-curses/ruby-curses_1.2.4-1+b6_amd64.deb
Size: 22176

Package: ruby-curses
Binary: ruby-curses
Version: 1.2.4-1
Maintainer: Debian Ruby Extras Maintainers <pkg-ruby-extras-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org>
Uploaders: Andrej Shadura <andrewsh at debian.org>
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 9~), gem2deb, libncursesw5-dev
Architecture: any
Standards-Version: 3.9.7
Format: 3.0 (quilt)
 75861e824ca9ea030b68b70d4fcb87c9 1752 ruby-curses_1.2.4-1.dsc
 866cd65ade499eaedbbaab7e35887b22 31399 ruby-curses_1.2.4.orig.tar.gz
 e21b2f8e218d1b13966a30f9e44c073c 2908 ruby-curses_1.2.4-1.debian.tar.xz
Vcs-Browser: https://browse.dgit.debian.org/ruby-curses.git/
Vcs-Git: https://git.dgit.debian.org/ruby-curses
Homepage: http://github.com/ruby/curses
Dgit: 4eab6fe2b7f725fc089335ad43387e234bd1bb02 debian archive/debian/1.2.4-1 https://git.dgit.debian.org/ruby-curses
 ruby-curses deb ruby optional arch=any
Ruby-Versions: all
Testsuite: autopkgtest-pkg-ruby
Directory: pool/main/r/ruby-curses
Priority: optional
Section: misc

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