convert ruby gem to debian package
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Latest commit aeace8e Oct 18, 2009 @dcu add some notes
Signed-off-by: David A. Cuadrado <>



Converts a rubygem to debian package.


  • debhelper (sudo apt-get install debhelper)

  • fakeroot (sudo apt-get install fakeroot)

  • ruby-dev


  • sudo gem install gemcutter

  • sudo gem tumble

  • sudo gem install gem2deb

Usage Examples

  • gem deb <package name>

  • gem deb -v=<version> <package>

  • gem deb –ignore-dependencies <package>

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.

  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but

    bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


Copyright © 2009 David A. Cuadrado. See LICENSE for details.