ruby-standalone - Ruby interpreter that won't integrate with Debian packages

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name ruby-standalone
Package version 0.5.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 69 B
Download size 7.53 KB
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Ruby is the interpreted scripting language for quick and easy
object-oriented programming.  It has many features to process text
files and to do system management tasks (as in perl).  It is simple,
straight-forward, and extensible.
This package provides a Ruby interpreter without providing support for other
Debian-provided Ruby packages, i.e. it won't use any code from Debian packages
that provide Ruby libraries, Rubygems won't recognize libraries installed with
Debian packages etc.
This package is mostly useful for server deployments or development
environments where one wants or needs to obtain the Ruby interpreter from
Debian (and thus benefit from having security updates, not having to build
from source, obtaining pre-build binaries from a trusted source etc.), but
install everything else from sources external to Debian such as
No offical Debian Ruby packages, application or library, should depend on this


Package Version Architecture Repository
ruby-standalone_0.5.1_amd64.deb 0.5.1 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
ruby-standalone - - -


Name Value
debconf -
libc6 >= 2.0
ruby -


Type URL
Binary Package ruby-standalone_0.5.1_i386.deb
Source Package ruby-standalone

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ruby-standalone deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ruby-standalone




2015-07-24 - Antonio Terceiro <>
ruby-standalone (0.5.1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Reiner Herrmann ]
* Make manpage reproducible (Closes: #792525)
2014-12-10 - Antonio Terceiro <>
ruby-standalone (0.5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Force shebang of installed scripts to use the ruby from ruby-standalone
2014-12-01 - Antonio Terceiro <>
ruby-standalone (0.4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Change Gem.user_dir to $HOME/.ruby-standalone/gems/ruby/$RUBYVERSION so
stuff installed without ruby-standalone does not clash with stuff
installed with it.
In special, this handles the case where something was installed without
ruby-standalone and used Debian packages to satisfy dependencies, but when
you switch to ruby-standalone that dependency will be missing and the
package will be effectively broken.
* ruby-standalone: export RUBY_STANDALONE. This is useful for usage in shell
prompts etc.
* remove debian/po; debian/templates has been removed in 0.2 when I "backed
down on the idea of suggesting to create symlinks in /usr/local/bin" (via
debconf). Having debian/po/ in the source package wastes time of our
translators who will think those translations are actually used.
Closes: #771642
2014-10-20 - Antonio Terceiro <>
ruby-standalone (0.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* add a `rake` binary, to run the rake included with Ruby.
2014-10-13 - Antonio Terceiro <>
ruby-standalone (0.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Added a `ruby-standalone` binary. See ruby-standalone(1), and backed down
on the idea of suggesting to create symlinks in /usr/local/bin.
2014-09-20 - Antonio Terceiro <>
ruby-standalone (0.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Initial release

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ruby-state-machines-activerecord_0.3.0-1_all.deb State machines Active Record Integration
ruby-state-machines_0.4.0-2_all.deb Adds support for creating state machines for attributes on any Ruby class
ruby-stomp_1.3.5-1_all.deb Ruby client for the stomp messaging protocol
ruby-stringex_2.5.2-3_all.deb Some useful extensions to Ruby's String class
ruby-stud_0.0.20-1_all.deb reusable common code to enhance Ruby's stdlib library
ruby-subexec_0.2.3+gh-2_all.deb mechanism for spawning a subprocess
ruby-svg-graph_1.0.5-3_all.deb Pure Ruby library for generating charts in SVG format
ruby-svn_1.9.3-2ubuntu1_i386.deb Ruby bindings for Apache Subversion
ruby-symboltable_1.0.2-1_all.deb symbols-only hash for Ruby
ruby-systemu_2.6.5-1_all.deb universal child process handling Ruby library
ruby-table-print_1.5.6-1_all.deb Ruby library to turn objects into formatted columns
ruby-task-list_1.0.2-2_all.deb GitHub-flavored-Markdown TaskList components
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