[Fedora-packaging] Packaging rubygem-passenger and "mod_rails"

Mamoru Tasaka mtasaka at ioa.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Sat Nov 8 16:09:51 UTC 2008

Mamoru Tasaka wrote, at 11/09/2008 12:58 AM +9:00:
> Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote, at 11/08/2008 10:47 PM +9:00:
>> rubygem-passenger upstream is a Ruby on Rails deployment utility that 
>> practically makes installing a new version of a Ruby on Rails web 
>> application a drag-and-drop action. Anyway;
>> One part of the upstream release is the Ruby Gem - which, when 
>> installed, offers a command that says;
>> passenger-install-apache2-module
>> which is mod_rails/mod_rack, and can be loaded in httpd so that it's 
>> all nice and integrated and nifty.
>> Problem is, "passenger-install-apache2-module" is building the .so and 
>> now I'm seeing a chicken-or-egg problem;
>> I need the gem to be installed to be able to build the httpd module, 
>> and the httpd module is built from the same source(s).
> Hello.
> I don't know rubygem-passenger at all and only tried to write a spec file
> for this package very quickly (so I don't know how/if my spec file works),
> however I guess my quick draft can be useful:
> http://mtasaka.fedorapeople.org/rubygem_specs/rubygem-passenger.spec
> ! note:
>  Currently this spec file makes many rpmlint errors or warnings but
>  I just wrote this spec file quickly and didn't try to suppress these
>  messages.
> ! note 2:
>  Also please refer to the current discussion about rubygems with C code:
>  https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-packaging/2008-November/msg00000.html 
>  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Mtasaka/PackagingDrafts/RubyGem_with_C_code 

I guess ruby-devel or so is missing from BuildRequires and perhaps
some more fixes are needed....


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