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Re: pkg/39890: ruby 1.8.6 not available in pkgsrc
The following reply was made to PR pkg/39890; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Michal Suchanek <hramrach%centrum.cz@localhost>
Cc: pkg-manager%netbsd.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: pkg/39890: ruby 1.8.6 not available in pkgsrc
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 13:40:51 +0200
On 13 June 2011 03:50, David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
> The following reply was made to PR pkg/39890; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: pkg/39890: ruby 1.8.6 not available in pkgsrc
> Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 01:49:37 +0000
> =C2=A0On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 01:00:26AM +0100, Michal Suchanek wrote:
> =C2=A0> > =C2=A0So, Bernd asked where the discussions were...
> =C2=A0> On ruby-talk, like this one:
> =C2=A0> http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/32116=
> =C2=A0> Discussions like this crop up every few weeks or so.
> =C2=A0> It's like you installed perl 6, named it perl 5.12, and expected =
> =C2=A0> run perl 5 code.
> =C2=A0> If you want to do that I'm not stopping you, I can always change =
> =C2=A0> makefile to install the version I want. It's just an additional
> =C2=A0> annoyance.
> =C2=A0So... it's two and a half years later; has the Ruby community come =
> =C2=A0terms with this? If there are still serious compatibility issues, i=
> =C2=A0seems to make sense to me to provide a previous-version package, or
> =C2=A0even more than one like we do for certain other interpreters. But i=
> =C2=A0the Ruby world has moved on, perhaps we can close this PR...
I guess the versions currently in use would be
- 1.8.7 (which is now available on windows and OS X too so unless you
inflict them on yourself you should not have compatibility issues with
- current 1.9 version (would be 1.9.2 now I guess)
- possibly previous 1.9 version when the current is fresh and there
are issues with some libraries running on it (not right now but will
happen again it the future I guess)
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