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Re: Let's discuss big changes in Ruby packaging for squeeze+1

On 22/04/10 at 11:14 -0300, Antonio Terceiro wrote:
> Lucas Nussbaum escreveu isso aí:
> > - write a set of scripts to package from gems, including:
> >   + gem2tgz - convert gem to tgz, saving the gem metadata somewhere
> >   + dh_make_ruby - prepare a source package, making use of the gem metadata
> >   + script to watch gems on rubygems.org (for debian/watch)
> >   + various QA scripts, including one to grep for "require 'rubygems'"
> These got me a itch to scratch, and I decided to play a little. It seems
> we have something that solves the gem2tgz and the debian/watch items:
> http://gemwatch.heroku.com/
> It can be used with debian/watch files like this:
>   version=3
>   http://gemwatch.heroku.com/${gem} /download/${gem}-(.*)\.tar.gz
> Source is available on github:
> http://github.com/terceiro/gemwatch
> All dependencies are available on Debian sid.

Do you think it would be possible to make it available from alioth, in
the project's website, possibly after backporting a few packages?

Also note that system() doesn't check the return value. It might be
better to check $? after each call, since we clearly want to check for
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