[arch-dev-public] PSA: third-party gems have been split from 'ruby' package

Anatol Pomozov anatol.pomozov at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 18:17:50 UTC 2018

Hi Christian

On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 9:36 AM, Christian Rebischke
<Chris.Rebischke at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 04:36:32PM -0800, Public mailing list for Arch Linux development wrote:
>> Hello folks
>> There been a packaging issue with 'ruby' package that annoyed me for a
>> while. The problem comes from the fact that ruby-lang.org source
>> tarballs contain ruby sources itself *and* some third party packages
>> from rubygems.org. The third-party gems shipped by 'ruby' tarball are:
>> minitest, net-telnet, did_you_mean, power_assert, rake, test-unit,
>> xmlrpc, rdoc. Currently we repack these gems and ship it as a part of
>> ruby Arch package.
>> Because gems are bundled with ruby package we have no way to update
>> gems separately. All we can do is to wait until ruby developers update
>> their bundle and release it.
>> The plan is to split these gems from 'ruby' package and install it
>> independently from what ruby developers bundle. Upcoming ruby changes
>> do that - ruby-2.5.0-4 will not include any of the third-party gems
>> mentioned above.
>> Two popular packages - rake and rdoc will get Arch packages (ruby-rake
>> and ruby-rdoc respectively). Other gems need to be installed either
>> from AUR or from gem.
> Hello Anatol,
> Good decision! I have rebuild asciidoctor with ruby-rdoc as
> makedependency. Shall I move it to testing and you move all packages in
> one turn over to the stable repositories? Will you create a todo for it?

As ruby-rdoc is a makedependency then you don't need to rebuild your
package. rdoc functionality did not change, it just split into
separate package.

> Chris

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