[Documentation] recommend ruby2.1 package on debian 8
Debian 8 (Jessie) ships with Ruby 2.1.5. The install documentation should recommend the Ruby package instead of building from source.
#2 Updated by Tom Morris about 1 year ago
Are you talking about the API Server installation instructions here?: http://doc.arvados.org/install/install-api-server.html
It recommends building Ruby 2.1.7 from source. The current maintenance release is Ruby 2.1.10
The current Debian 8 packaged version is 2.1.5+deb8u2 https://packages.debian.org/jessie/ruby
What version do we want to document installing on Debian 8?
- Category set to Documentation
- Status changed from New to Rejected
- Assigned To set to Tom Clegg
I don't think we can use the "system ruby" approach. There are some intervals when Debian ships with a version we can use, but they don't last very long. For example, right now we recommend installing with Ruby 2.3.3 and the latest omniauth gem needs at least 2.1.9, but Debian stable (8) still ships 2.1.5.