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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 as #!/usr/bin/ruby1.8

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.

Visibility: error

Check: scripts

The following 189 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 468 times.

We found 19 overrides. The tag performed 96% of the time.