I have packaged http_connection ruby gem and it is available in our
git repo http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-ruby-extras/ruby-http-connection.git;a=summary
. It is lintian clean and builds fine in a chroot. It does not have
any tests. It is a dependency for diaspora. Please review and upload.
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