Re: Bug#676114: Ruby help needed (Was: Bug#676114: wordnet: FTBFS: debian/wn-for-goldendict.rb:465: invalid multibyte char (US-ASCII))
On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 04:08:51PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
>Dmitry E. Oboukhov <firstname.lastname@example.org> has added some Ruby code to
>wordnet packaging (debian/wn-for-goldendict.rb) which worked for two
>years and at least up to "Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:45:40 +0200" when I did
>the last upload. Yesterday I wanted to try to fix two (unrelated) open
>bugs and realised the FTBFS problem and asked Dmitry for help. My guess
>is that this is connected to the Ruby migration and most probably simple
>to fix for a Ruby coder.
>The only way *I* could fix the problem would be droping the
>goldendict-wordnet binary package again which would definitely not
>be the best solution.
>Any better hint?
It sounds like you should replace the functionality of the script in a
more suitable language, specifically:
* one you (and other maintainers) understand
* one that's stable and supported on all the platforms in Debian
At the moment, that doesn't sound like Ruby. :-(
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com
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