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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 <unera@debian.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.                                steve@einval.com
"Because heaters aren't purple!" -- Catherine Pitt

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