Tags

employment
llc
xrp
redhat
ripple
interfaces
ncurses
ruby
refs
filesystems
retro gaming
raspberry pi
sinatra
3d printing
nethack
gcc
compiler
fedora
virtfs
project
gaming
vim
grep
sed
aikido
philosophy
splix
android
lvm
storage
bitcoin
projects
sig315
miq
db
polisher
meditation
hopex
conferences
omega
simulator
bundler_ext
rubygems
book review
google code in
isitfedoraruby
svn
gsoc
design patters
jsonrpc
rjr
aeolus
ohiolinuxfest
rome
europe
travel
brno
gtk
python
puppet
conference
fudcon
html5
snap
tips
ssh
linux
hardware
libvirt
virtualization
engineering expo
cloud
redmine
plugins
rpm
yum
rake
screencasting
jruby
fosscon
pidgin
gnome-shell
distros
notacon
presentation
rails
deltacloud
apache
qmf
passenger
syrlug
hackerspace
music
massive attack
backups
crypto
vnc
xsd
rxsd
x3d
mercurial
webdev
ovirt
qpid
haikus
poetry
legaleese
jquery
selenium
testing
xpath
git
sshfs
svg
ldap
autotools
pygtk
xmlrpc
slackware

Dec 16 2009 ruby fedora jruby

JRuby / Fedora woes

I spent a little while looking into the current state of JRuby in Fedora. It turns out it’s not so good, the JRuby package itself has been orphaned and is no longer available starting in F12, as well as several of its Java dependencies, not to mention recent versions of JRuby have added several more dependencies which have yet to be packaged. All in all the following software needs to be packaged and accepted into Fedora before JRuby can be:

Of course JRuby itself ships w/ these jar’s included, but due to the Fedora Java Packaging Guidelines concerning this matter, jars cannot ship in any Fedora packages and must be standalone / included in the RPM dependencies

So it seems that a JRuby package in Fedora will be tricky for the time being until these dependencies are resolved, I would like to devote some cycles to this at some point, but given the current state of things, it’ll take alot longer than I currently have. Its a great project for anyone thats interested, even those w/ no Fedora packaging experience as there is alot of work already done that you can leverage. At some point I might just package the latest jRuby release up (jars included) and push it to my yum.morsi.org yum repository for convenience sake, but obviously this would be suboptimal to getting JRuby in Fedora.