[arch-general] Ruby gem packages in Arch

Simon Hanna simon.hanna at jesus.de
Mon Jan 13 05:45:50 EST 2014

Since ruby allready comes with a package manager (mentioned earlier), I
never downloaded anything from the aur, but used rubygems instead. My
question is, if we really need to have all these packages in the aur. Isn't
it easier to manage everything with rubygems??

2014/1/13 Alfredo Palhares <masterkorp at masterkorp.net>

> I agree with you, some ruby-packages just are a royal pain in the arse to
> maintain.
> Sometimes i wish I just when with rbenv[1] and call it a day. I still have
> some packages
> that use the old naming convention.
> But like you said the worst scenerio is to deal with multiple versions,
> like one fact you need
> to update an gem, but packages that depend on it need an older version of
> it, so now you have to
> have 2 versions of that gem.
> It can be done, we just need more man power to put quality packages.
> Also, I would like to have a tool to check the AUR packages version agains
> the rubygems so we can
> them more easily updated, has anyone written such a script ?
> [1] https://github.com/sstephenson/rbenv
> --
> Regards,
> Alfredo Palhares

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