On May 4, 4:25 am, Tomas Pospisek's Mailing Lists <t... / sourcepole.ch>
wrote:
> On Wed, 2 May 2007, Stephen Touset wrote:
> > I've been writing a multiplatform packaging tool for the company I work
> > for, dubbed "pallet".
> [...]
> > Right now, gem and dpkg are the only formats supported, although adding
> > .tar.gz should be trivial, and .rpm should be simple enough for anyone
> > who's built an RPM.
>
> Have you been talking to Debian's Ruby packagers? Mutating this into
> something like "rake dpkg", that would automagically turn any ruby gem
> into a Debian package would be brilliant :-o

I did send an email to the debian-ruby-extras mailing list, but
haven't heard anything back.

I'm about to start writing (time-willing) a Pallet::Gem2Deb module,
which should simply wrap around the Pallet::Deb builder. Basically,
feed it the task to build a gem, and it will handle the whole thing
for you -- including extracting relevant metadata from the Gem and
applying it automagically.