The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.234. That is the most recent version we know about.
Packages with Ruby scripts must depend on a valid Ruby interpreter. Those that have Ruby scripts that run under a specific version of Ruby need a dependency on the equivalent version of Ruby.
If a script in the package uses
#!/usr/bin/ruby, the package needs a
dependency on "ruby | ruby-interpreter". This allows users to choose which
interpreter to use by default. If the package is intended to be used with a
specific Ruby version, its scripts should use that version directly, such
If a script uses
#!/usr/bin/ruby1.9, then the package needs a
dependency on "ruby1.9".
In some cases a weaker relationship, such as Suggests or Recommends, will be more appropriate.