New Ruby 1.8.7 point release is about to come this month. Since it might be the last regular release , I think it might sense to rebase Ruby to the latest and greatest 1.8.7 version. This version should not introduce any API/ABI incompatibilities, so it should be safe to update.
Also please note that recent releases were typically just bug or security fixes and we carry the patches already, so this would help to cleanup the patches a bit.
There should be released the *LAST* ruby 1.8.7 release at end of May. After that, Ruby 1.8.7 reaches its EOL. Would be nice to have it in RHEL.
When you clean up patches, you need to remove this one completely:
# Source100: contains ext/tk directory of the head of ruby_1_8 branch
# i.e. http://svn.ruby-lang.org/repos/ruby/branches/ruby_1_8
# see bug 560053, 590503, and
It dates back to 1.8.6 and is clearly superseded by 1.8.7. We ran into problems with ruby-220.127.116.112-10 tcltk.so (on CentOS, admittedly, but it's definitely an upstream bug :), and rebuilding the rpm with this patch disabled fixed it.
(In reply to Lars Hecking from comment #6)
Thanks for the report. I'll look into it if I get chance.
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