Story #6777

[Documentation] recommend ruby2.1 package on debian 8

Added by Peter Amstutz about 2 years ago. Updated 7 months ago.

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Debian 8 (Jessie) ships with Ruby 2.1.5. The install documentation should recommend the Ruby package instead of building from source.

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#1 Updated by Peter Amstutz about 2 years ago

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#2 Updated by Tom Morris 11 months ago

Are you talking about the API Server installation instructions here?:

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

What version do we want to document installing on Debian 8?

#3 Updated by Tom Clegg 7 months ago

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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.

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