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I don't recommend this for a large number of reasons, including the need to source in a large number of japanese and tcl/tk libraries, and a huge level of scratch-patchiness in the srpm. The frameos spec file uses a very small number of patches that are clear and easy to read, and work perfectly.
On Jun 26, 2012, at 9:18 AM, Eric Shamow wrote:
Also as a note, there are (unofficial, but maintained by the CentOS maintainer, Karanbir Singh) packages for RHEL 5 at:

http://centos.karan.org/el5/ruby187/

I've used these in production with much success.

-Eric


On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Matthaus Litteken wrote:
Yes, 1.8.5 will work with puppet 2.7.x. Here is a quick link to a
supported ruby versions chart
(http://docs.puppetlabs.com/guides/platforms.html#ruby-versions).
1.8.7 is better for various reasons, but 1.8.5 will work.

HTH.
On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 8:47 AM, Dan White wrote:
I am stuck on RHEL 5 for the moment, and I am trying to set up a Puppet 2.7.x Master.
From this post ( http://www.mail-archive.com/puppet-users@googlegroups.com/msg27199.html ),
I got the impression that I needed ruby 1.8.7. I tried to install passenger using the stealthymonkeys.com repo and it complained that it wants ruby 1.8.5 exactly (Processing Dependency: ruby = 1.8.5 for package: rubygem-passenger-native-libs).

Looking back at the referenced mailing list item, it says that ruby 1.8.7 is needed for Dashboard and Foreman.
I am not using either of those. Just plain old puppet with a dash of hiera.

The Question: Is ruby 1.8.5 OK to use with puppet 2.7.x ?

Thanks.

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