Package: rake,jruby Severity: serious Justification: policy 3.5 User: helm...@debian.org Usertags: rebootstrap
Hi, Please consider the following interaction with a fresh sid chroot: # apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends jruby ... # apt-get install --no-install-recommends rake # rake -bash: /usr/bin/rake: /usr/bin/ruby: bad interpreter: No such file or directory # rake declares a dependency on ruby | ruby-interpreter. jruby declares that it provides ruby-interpreter. It seems that rake expects /usr/bin/ruby to be available, but jruby does not contain such a file nor has a maintainer script that would create one (via alternatives or other means). Thus this looks like a broken contract on the meaning of ruby-interpreter. I believe we have the following options to move forward: 1. rake removes the ruby-interpreter alternative acknowledging that ruby-interpreter does not mean to include /usr/bin/ruby. 2. jruby removes the provides on ruby-interpreter acknowledging that ruby-interpreter should provide /usr/bin/ruby. 3. jruby instantiates /usr/bin/ruby as it is required for providing ruby-interpreter. This bug was found by inspecting a valid installation set for ruby:i386 on an amd64 system generated by dose3. Choosing option 1 or 2 will mean that ruby stops being installable for foreign architectures unless rake annotates its ruby dependency with :any (ruby is m-a:allowed already). Helmut __ This is the maintainer address of Debian's Java team <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-java-maintainers>. Please use debian-j...@lists.debian.org for discussions and questions.