Hi, I am about to file a bug on ~30 packages, most of them Ruby libraries, some of them packages that include a Ruby library between their outputs. I am still going through the packages to get a final list, but it will mostly affect: • libabstract-ruby • libamazon-ruby • libamrita2-ruby • libescape-ruby • libgdal-ruby • libgv-ruby • libhdfeos5-ruby • libhdfeos5-ruby1.8 • libhtml-htmltokenizer-ruby • libhtml-template-ruby • libhtree-ruby1.8 • liblangscan-ruby • libmapscript-ruby • libmaruku-ruby • libneedle-extras-ruby • libnet-netrc-ruby • libobexftp-ruby • libposixlock-ruby • libraspell-ruby • librdf-ruby • librfilter-ruby1.8 • libroot-bindings-ruby5.34 • libroot-bindings-ruby-dev • librrd-ruby • libsnmp-ruby • libstfl-ruby • libstfl-ruby • libsuikyo-ruby1.8 • libsvn-ruby • libtcltk-ruby • libtioga-ruby • libvorbisfile-ruby • libwebapp-ruby • libzip-ruby We want to request the release of Ruby 1.8 (which will surely break most of them); Ruby 1.9.3 is already the default interpreter version, and Ruby 2.0 has already been accepted in Debian. The new policy allows, between many other niceties, to no longer require maintainers to create a binary package for each interpreter version (and really makes interpreter transitions smoother). I will file the bugs with "Normal" severity, although I expect most if not all of the affected packages to become uninstallable and FTBFS when 1.8 is dropped.
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