Some of you might have noticed the Ruby (security) issue. I'd like to
have a quick round on it.
A short situation sketch:
- ruby 1.8.2 compiles with some patches made by usata on Panther
- ruby 1.8.2 collides on Tiger with system installed ruby
- ruby 1.8.2 contains security vulnerability and stuff
- ruby 1.8.3 is safe(r)
- ruby 1.8.3 doesn't compile on Panther due to autoconf 2.59 requirement
- ruby 1.8.3 of course also collides on Tiger
- ruby 1.8.2 is marked ppc-macos stable
- ruby 1.8.3 is marked ~ppc-macos unstable
ruby is for Tiger in p.mask, since the sec. bug I added the mask in the
Panther profile too, however, that's not really a solution, and the sec.
guys want more action from us, basically.
I can think of three 'solutions':
1. drop ppc-macos keyword for all ruby keywords.
This is drastical, but since ruby won't have a nice mariage with OSX
using oldstyle Gentoo/OSX it solves the problem for good.
2. drop ppc-macos keyword in 1.8.2 and replace it with 1.8.3
This is bad because we basically drop the keyword, but it leaves us
with the 'desired' state of having only ~ppc-macos.
3. stable 1.8.3
This feels bad to me, but it's what the sec. guys want to see. It
makes sense for progressive users (although I don't know of any real
ones). We would stable a package without testing that is masked.
So, a quick round of input on any one of the three (or a solution I
haven't thought of) solutions would be nice, in order to 'fix' the ruby
bug instead of letting it slide. It's wrong anyway.
Gentoo for Mac OS X Project -- Interim Lead
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