[DRE-maint] Bug#448639: /usr/local
clint at ubuntu.com
Tue Aug 31 16:25:30 UTC 2010
On Aug 30, 2010, at 8:55 PM, Daigo Moriwaki wrote:
> Thank you all for the invaluable comments.
> We, the Debian Ruby packagers, have decided to make a change on this issue.
> As of Ruby 1.9.2, we are merging the rubygems1.9.1 package into the new
> ruby1.9.1 (22.214.171.124-1) package since the upstream seems to have integrated
> Rubygems with the core more tightly. You will no longer install rubygems1.9.1
> as a separate package.
> The ruby1.8 package is another story. We will not make significant changes on
> ruby1.8 since ruby1.9.1 is (hopefully) getting into the main stream and we'd
> like to make more efforts on ruby1.9.1
This seems like an excellent and well thought out solution to this
bug report in general, and also to future maintainability of rubygems.
I actually think its also a nice way of gracefully declining to
change long established behavior in rubygems for 1.8. Users now
have a very clear line they can draw in the sand, and another reason
to move forward with the new version of ruby.
> Anyway, is it correct for me to say that the following locations are our consensus?
> default_dir: /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1
> default_bindir: /usr/local/bin
>  I hope that future Rubygems (upstream) solve this issue. Adding new features
> with large patches is beyond Ruby packager's scope.
Agreed on this last point. If it hasn't been requested/reported
upstream, it should be done soon.
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