Issue #12587 has been updated by Antonio Terceiro.


Hi. I am one of the Ruby maintainers in Debian. Needing Ruby to bootstrap Ruby is indeed an issue, specially when adding support for new hardward architectures. Not needing that would be really great.

Could someone familiar with the Ruby build system tell us if it would be possible to remove that dependency, and describe what one would need to change to do that? With a clear list of points to work on (assuming it is possible at all), someone could actually do the work.

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Bug #12587: ruby released tarball require ruby
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/12587#change-59720

* Author: Akio Tajima
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: Nobuyoshi Nakada
* ruby -v: should be 2.3.1
* Backport: 2.1: UNKNOWN, 2.2: UNKNOWN, 2.3: UNKNOWN
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I downloaded ruby-2.3.1.tar.bz2 into my brand new bash on windows.
I prepared gcc, autoconf etc but ruby itself because I know that ruby release tarball does not require ruby.
However, after hitting 'make', it stops while generating known_errors.inc because of 'executable host ruby is required. use --with-baseruby option.'.

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arton@WIN10PRODEV:/mnt/c/Users/Akio/linux/231build$ make
        CC = gcc
        LD = ld
        LDSHARED = gcc -shared
        CFLAGS = -O3 -fno-fast-math -ggdb3 -Wall -Wextra -Wno-unused-parameter -Wno-par
entheses -Wno-long-long -Wno-missing-field-initializers -Wunused-variable -Wpointer-ari
th -Wwrite-strings -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wimplicit-function-declaration -Wdepr
ecated-declarations -Wno-packed-bitfield-compat -std=iso9899:1999
        XCFLAGS = -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fstack-protector -fno-strict-overflow -fvisibili
ty=hidden -DRUBY_EXPORT -fPIE
        CPPFLAGS =   -I. -I.ext/include/x86_64-linux -I../ruby-2.3.1/include -I../ruby-
2.3.1
        DLDFLAGS = -fstack-protector -pie
        SOLIBS =
Using built-in specs.
COLLECT_GCC=gcc
COLLECT_LTO_WRAPPER=/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.8/lto-wrapper
Target: x86_64-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v --with-pkgversion='Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.3'
--with-bugurl=file:///usr/share/doc/gcc-4.8/README.Bugs --enable-languages=c,c++,java,g
o,d,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --prefix=/usr --program-suffix=-4.8 --enable-shared --enable-l
inker-build-id --libexecdir=/usr/lib --without-included-gettext --enable-threads=posix
--with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.8 --libdir=/usr/lib --enable-nls --with-sysro
ot=/ --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-libstdcxx-time=yes --enable
-gnu-unique-object --disable-libmudflap --enable-plugin --with-system-zlib --disable-br
owser-plugin --enable-java-awt=gtk --enable-gtk-cairo --with-java-home=/usr/lib/jvm/jav
a-1.5.0-gcj-4.8-amd64/jre --enable-java-home --with-jvm-root-dir=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.
0-gcj-4.8-amd64 --with-jvm-jar-dir=/usr/lib/jvm-exports/java-1.5.0-gcj-4.8-amd64 --with
-arch-directory=amd64 --with-ecj-jar=/usr/share/java/eclipse-ecj.jar --enable-objc-gc -
-enable-multiarch --disable-werror --with-arch-32=i686 --with-abi=m64 --with-multilib-l
ist=m32,m64,mx32 --with-tune=generic --enable-checking=release --build=x86_64-linux-gnu
 --host=x86_64-linux-gnu --target=x86_64-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.8.4 (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.3)
generating known_errors.inc
executable host ruby is required. use --with-baseruby option.
make: *** [known_errors.inc] Error 1
~~~



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