Ruby package maintainers in *nix distributions: thanks

I got an email from code hosting provider BitBucket.

“You were mentioned in a commit”, it said. OK. But, I don’t often use BitBucket. What could it be?

This long link led to pkgsrc – which sounds like package source to nerds.

It turns out that a NetBSD package maintainer puts together packages for each of its distributed RubyGem packages. A kind of packaging of a package.

Well, in the NetBSD package, there’s a Makefile with some information about its dependencies. These are the values taken from the RubyGem’s .gemspec file.

I wonder if they use tools to read out the gemspec values, or if this is powered by humans toiling together.

Published by olleolleolle

Olle is a programmer, enjoying sunny Malmö in Sweden.

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