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Hints on how to package Ruby modules
Ruby contributions are recommended to be in the form of gems, Ruby's own package format. Fortunately, the process to package gems for openSUSE is really easy.
A recipe for packaging gems
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/ruby/openSUSE_11.3/devel:languages:ruby.repo zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/ruby:/extensions/openSUSE_11.3/devel:languages:ruby:extensions.repo zypper ref zypper in rubygem-gem2rpm
Add a new package in your home project (or preferably in a subproject like home:$USER:ruby):
osc mkpac rubygem-foo cd rubygem-foo
Download the respective gem file and generate the RPM spec file:
gem fetch foo gem2rpm-opensuse foo-1.0.0.gem > rubygem-foo.spec
Edit the specfile as needed, add a changelog entry, build the package locally and commit your package.
vi foo.spec osc vc .... osc build --local osc vc .... osc ci
If you feel your package is ready for wider adoption, file a submitrequest against devel:languages:ruby:extensions build service repository:
osc sr devel:languages:ruby:extensions
That's about it.