Subject: Ruby based package will be updated
To: None <>
From: Takahiro Kambe <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/27/2004 22:25:00

I'll start updating Ruby based packages:

1. Ruby language and extention libraries included in Ruby distribution.
2. Migrate other Ruby packages with updating version if necessary.
3. Remove ruby-base pacakge which will be obsoleted.

I've checked 75 packages under NetBSD current, NetBSD 1.6.2 and pkgsrc
on SuSE Linux 9.1.

Until removing ruby-base pacakge, Ruby based packages may lose its

Some othre notes:

o You can specify default Ruby's version by setting RUBY_VERSION_DEFAULT
  to 1.6 or 1.8 in /etc/mk.conf.

o Ruby language core package is language/ruby18 or language/ruby18.
  These package will install commands as ${PREFIX}/bin/ruby18 or
  ${PREFIX}/bin/ruby16.  ${PREFIX}/bin/ruby is installed by language/ruby
  package which isn't meta package any more.


Takahiro Kambe <>