Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 891275
Missing (build)requires rubygem-json
Last modified: 2014-02-05 17:56:40 EST
Description of problem:
When rebuilding the RPM with the version of rubygem-rdoc from the ruby package rather than from the separate rubygem-rdoc package I got the following error:
NameError: uninitialized constant TestJSONEncoding::JSON
Eventually tracked this down to rubygem-json not being installed.
I'm not 100% if this is normally a runtime requirement or if it's just a test-time build require, but it should probably be listed rather than relying on rubygem-rdoc to pull it in.
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Not sure how to approach it. The true is that there is needed some JSON engine for build, which could be fixed.
Nevertheless, the runtime Require is quite open to me. It should be up to user which JSON engine, thats why ActiveSupport depends on multi_json. In upstream Ruby, there is always available default JSON, but this default is removed in Fedora, as is removed default bundling of RDoc, Rake, BigDecimal, etc. This has advantage, that you save space if you like to use different JSON engine, while there is no default anymore. We could make Ruby depend on rubygem-json, but this hard dependency would be step back again.
So I'll keep the issue open for the moment and we will see. Please push me harder if this is of high importance to you.
Very low importance, mostly just a correctness thing.
Actually, reiterating this bug, there is always OkJson (provided by multi_json) available for runtime, if no other JSON engine is available. So this is really just test suite bug, which at the end does not apply to Fedora, since there is JSON always installed, due to RDoc.
Now I am more inclined to reject the issue ...
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