Bug 830098 - Update Ruby to the latest point release
Summary: Update Ruby to the latest point release
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ruby
Version: 6.3
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Vít Ondruch
QA Contact: Iveta Wiedermann
Depends On:
Blocks: 836170 947784
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-06-08 08:20 UTC by Vít Ondruch
Modified: 2014-10-14 06:41 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: ruby-
Doc Type: Rebase: Bug Fixes and Enhancements
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-10-14 06:41:37 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2014:1470 normal SHIPPED_LIVE ruby bug fix and enhancement update 2014-10-14 01:10:44 UTC

Description Vít Ondruch 2012-06-08 08:20:28 UTC
New Ruby 1.8.7 point release is about to come this month. Since it might be the last regular release [2], 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.

[1] http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-core/45442
[2] http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2011/10/06/plans-for-1-8-7/

Comment 1 Vít Ondruch 2012-06-08 08:24:19 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Vít Ondruch 2013-03-28 09:48:37 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Lars Hecking 2013-07-02 11:08:00 UTC

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
# http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ruby-sig/2010-May/000096.html
Source100:      ruby-1.8-rev%{tk_using_svn_number}_trunk-ext_tk.tar.gz

It dates back to 1.8.6 and is clearly superseded by 1.8.7. We ran into problems with ruby- tcltk.so (on CentOS, admittedly, but it's definitely an upstream bug :), and rebuilding the rpm with this patch disabled fixed it.


Comment 7 Vít Ondruch 2013-07-02 11:25:51 UTC
(In reply to Lars Hecking from comment #6)
Thanks for the report. I'll look into it if I get chance.

Comment 8 RHEL Program Management 2013-10-14 00:37:01 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
in the current release, Red Hat is unable to address this
request at this time.

Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if appropriate, in the next release of
Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2014-10-14 06:41:37 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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