Question about merb


#1

In an attempt to future proof the RHEL packages, I tried building
existing ELFF spec against fc12.

The patching phase failed for fuzz level reasons.
While attempting to fix it, I noticed the patch was relaxing the merb
requirement to [ => 0 ], while the gemspec specifies [ ~> 1.1.0 ]

RHEL6 will be shipping with merb 1.0.15.

My question is: Does chef currently use merb 1.1.0 specific features?

If so, that would explain a lot of strange things I’ve been seeing
running 0.9.8.

Either way, I’ll be making an updated merb rpm set.

Stay tuned

-s


#2

On Sun, 2010-08-22 at 14:03 -0400, Sean OMeara wrote:

In an attempt to future proof the RHEL packages, I tried building
existing ELFF spec against fc12.

The patching phase failed for fuzz level reasons.
While attempting to fix it, I noticed the patch was relaxing the merb
requirement to [ => 0 ], while the gemspec specifies [ ~> 1.1.0 ]

Though I’m not sure why the strict requirement was added I removed it as
I haven’t had time to package up the latest merb. The Debian packages
use 1.0.15 so I figured it wouldn’t be an issue.

RHEL6 will be shipping with merb 1.0.15.

My question is: Does chef currently use merb 1.1.0 specific features?

If so, that would explain a lot of strange things I’ve been seeing
running 0.9.8.

What kind of issues are you seeing?

Either way, I’ll be making an updated merb rpm set.

If you’re interested in improving these and helping me out with some of
the workload it might make sense to join the Fedora package maintainers

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join_the_package_collection_maintainers

if you get approved I can provide access to help maintain the merb
packages and other Chef dependencies.


Matthew Kent \ SA \ bravenet.com