Re: New interpreter packages available for testing
On 07/03/11 at 17:06 +0200, Antono Vasiljev wrote:
> Hello, Lucas.
> On Sun, 2011-03-06 at 10:04 +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > ruby-defaults (4.6) experimental; urgency=low
> > * Remove the Ruby policy from the package. It is no longer applied to ruby
> > packages anyway.
> > * Make all binary packages transitional packages for their ruby1.8
> > counterparts. This source package can be dropped after the wheezy release.
> > * Upload to experimental. Changes are very intrusive and need
> > extensive testing.
> I replaced ruby packages on fresh natty with your versions and all seems
> fine. No one of my work projects affected by changes (at least for
> > Note that we have two alternatives trees (one for ruby, one for gem). It's not
> > convenient to have a single one with alternatives. I think that it would make
> > sense to have a separate "ruby-switcher" tool, that would:
> > - change all alternatives at the same time
> > - ensure that needed native packages are installed
> > Any takers?
> Probably I can take this.
> We need ruby-switcher to keep in sync versions for ruby and gem via
> alternatives system. Other thing i would like to keep in sync and switch
> with ruby version is /var/lib/gems/*/bin/. Can we manage it via
> alternatives system too?
I don't think that it's a good idea to try to manage user-installed
binaries using alternatives. It looks fragile.