ri - Ruby Interactive reference

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename ri_2.1.5+deb8u2_all.deb
Package name ri
Package version 2.1.5+deb8u2
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category devel::doc devel::lang:ruby implemented-in::ruby interface::text-mode role::metapackage ruby use::browsing
Homepage http://www.ruby-lang.org/
License -
Maintainer Antonio Terceiro <terceiro@debian.org>
Download size 8.16 KB
Installed size 33.00 KB
ri is a command line tool that displays descriptions of built-in Ruby
methods, classes, and modules. For methods, it shows you the calling
sequence and a description. For classes and modules, it shows a
synopsis along with a list of the methods the class or module
This package provides ri command and descriptions about Ruby.
This package provides the ri documentation for the Ruby standard library.
The ri executable itself is in the ruby package.
This package is a dependency package, which depends on Debian's default Ruby
version (currently v2.1).


Package Version Architecture Repository
ri_2.1.5+deb8u2_all.deb 2.1.5+deb8u2 all Debian Main
ri - - -


Name Value
ruby2.1 -
ruby2.1-doc -


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package ri_2.1.5+deb8u2_all.deb
Source Package ruby-defaults

Install Howto

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




2016-01-28 - Antonio Terceiro <terceiro@debian.org>
ruby-defaults (1:2.1.5+deb8u2) jessie; urgency=medium
* ruby: make the conflict on ruby-activesupport-2.3 versioned on (<< 2:4) to
allow transitional package to be installed (Closes: #798712)
2015-05-10 - Antonio Terceiro <terceiro@debian.org>
ruby-defaults (1:2.1.5+deb8u1) jessie; urgency=medium
* ruby: add `Conflicts: ruby-activesupport-2.3` to help with several
Rails-related upgrade issues, e.g. when upgrading redmine from wheezy
(Closes: #784336).
2015-03-12 - Antonio Terceiro <terceiro@debian.org>
ruby-defaults (1:2.1.5) unstable; urgency=medium
* ruby: add `Conflicts: ruby-activesupport-3.2` to help with several
Rails-related upgrade issues (Closes: #779882)
2014-08-20 - Antonio Terceiro <terceiro@debian.org>
ruby-defaults (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* move wheezy2jessie upgrade tests to their own control file
Now that ruby1.8 is gone from unstable, this actually makes ruby-defaults
test suite fail.
2014-08-10 - Antonio Terceiro <terceiro@debian.org>
ruby-defaults (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* ruby_debian_dev.rb: consolidate information about Ruby interpreters in a
single data structure: RubyDebianDev::RUBY_INTERPRETERS.
The existing constants are still there for backwards-compatibility.
Besides the pre-existing information we already had, there is now a
`min_ruby_dependency` key, which is the minimum ruby dependency that
packages built against that given ruby version should have.
* added RubyDebianDev.min_ruby_dependency_for(shared_library) API for querying
that piece of data.
2014-08-09 - Antonio Terceiro <terceiro@debian.org>
ruby-defaults (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* README.Debian: document basic usage instructions to ruby, ruby-dev and
ruby-all-dev in package description
Closes: #755779
* ri: add dependency on documentation package (currently ruby2.1-doc)
Closes: #754563
* Added 2 functional wheezy → jessie upgrade tests:
- wheezy2jessie-apt-listbugs-ruby1.8: installs apt-listbugs and ruby1.8,
upgrades to jessie, and checks that apt-listbugs works fine.
- wheezy2jessie-ruby-version: installs ruby, upgrades to jessie, and
checks that we got Ruby 2.1
These upgrade tests require a patch to autopkgtest that was not released
yet, and will be no-ops until autopkgtest gets support for upgrade tests.
2014-05-10 - Antonio Terceiro <terceiro@debian.org>
ruby-defaults (1: unstable; urgency=medium
[ Christian Hofstaedtler ]
* Add Breaks: ruby-debian without ruby2.1 extension (Closes: #747406)
[ Antonio Terceiro ]
* Upload to unstable, switching the default to ruby2.1 and dropping support
for ruby2.0 which we are starting to phase out
2014-05-06 - Antonio Terceiro <terceiro@debian.org>
ruby-defaults (1: experimental; urgency=medium
* Switch to Ruby 2.1 and drop support for Ruby 2.0
* ruby_all_dev.rb now also provides RUBY_API_VERSION for gem2deb to use to
determine where to install gemspecs for binary extensions.
* debian/tests/smoke-test: check for default gems that are expected to be
there (rdoc, rake)
2014-04-08 - Antonio Terceiro <terceiro@debian.org>
ruby-defaults (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* Remove Conflicts: irb, rdoc, rubygems; Add Provides: rubygems
(Closes: #743780)
* Improve handling of migration from alternatives (Closes: #743729)
- ruby.preinst: remove alternatives entries
- ruby.postinst:
+ fix any links left pointing to ruby1.8 or ruby1.9.1 making them point
back to ruby2.
+ hack installed ruby1.8.postinst and ruby1.9.1.postinst so they do not
re-add the alternatives entries if reconfigured.
- debian/triggers: watch /usr/bin/ruby{1.8,1.9.1} so that if the user
reinstalls ruby1.8 or ruby1.9.1, ruby.postinst will be executed again.
2014-03-30 - Christian Hofstaedtler <zeha@debian.org>
ruby-defaults (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable.

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