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Or in another words, why isn't there a separate ruby-1.9.2 package?

Source info:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/ruby1.9.1

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The 1.9.1 stands for the binary-compatibility version (and as you can read in the package description, ruby 1.9.2 is binary-compatible to ruby 1.9.1).

This is rather confusing - more explanations can be found here and here.

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Thanks for the links. Ugh, that's all I can say for Debian ruby packages maintainers. –  Paweł Gościcki Feb 4 '11 at 13:11
    
Yeah, most of the ruby devs I know do rvm, binary install on their own, or really goof around with manipulating environment path variables to get gems/includes/versioning to work. Think metasploit. –  hbdgaf Feb 4 '11 at 15:56

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