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       dh-make-ruby - build Debian source package from Ruby library


       dh-make-ruby [OPTIONS] [TARBALL|DIRECTORY]


       dh-make-ruby will create a basic Debian source package from a tarball named TARBALL
       generated with gem2tgz, or from a DIRECTORY containing Ruby code and metadata in a
       .gemspec file. If no argument is specified, dh-make-ruby will build a Debian source
       package from the current directory.


       -p PACKAGE, --package PACKAGE
           Uses PACKAGE as package name. By default, new packages will be named as ruby-$gem,
           where $gem is the upstream name. If the package is mainly used as a library, then it
           should use the default. On the other hand, if the packages is mainly used as an
           application, then you should drop the ruby- prefix by using this option an explicit
           package u.

       -w, --overwrite
           Overwrites packaging files that already exists but would be created by dh-make-ruby if
           they didn't. Exception: debian/copyright is never touched.

       --ruby-versions VERSIONS
           Ruby versions to build the package for. This is used to generate the X-Ruby-Versions:
           field in the source package, that can later be used to tune this value.  By default,
           gem2deb generates a package that works on all known Ruby versions, but it might be
           necessary to only build the package for Ruby 1.9.1, for example (using --ruby-versions

       -h, --help
           Displays the help

       -v, --version
           Displays version information and exits.

           Prevents dh-make-ruby to check wnpp reports to get the number of a possible ITP
           (intend to package) bug report. By default, dh-make-ruby does check these reports,
           which requires an Internet access.

       -o, --offline
           Prevents dh-make-ruby from accessing the internet at all.


       gem2deb(1), dh_ruby(1)


       Copyright (c) 2011, Lucas Nussbaum <>

       This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either
       version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program.
       If not, see <>.

                                            2018-03-22                            DH-MAKE-RUBY(1)