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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: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/39890: ruby 1.8.6 not available in pkgsrc
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2011 03:33:15 +0000

 On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 11:45:02AM +0000, Michal Suchanek wrote:
  >> So... it's two and a half years later; has the Ruby community come to
  >> terms with this? If there are still serious compatibility issues, it
  >> seems to make sense to me to provide a previous-version package, or
  >> even more than one like we do for certain other interpreters. But if
  >> the 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
  >  1.8.7 anymore)
  >   - 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)
 Since we have both these versions in pkgsrc, and 1.8.6 is no longer an
 issue, I guess this PR can be closed...
 David A. Holland

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