8.206. ruby

Updated ruby packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Ruby is an extensible, interpreted, object-oriented scripting language. It has features to process text files and to do system management tasks.
This update also fixes the following bugs:

Upgrade to an upstream version

The ruby package has been upgraded to upstream version 1.8.7, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#830098)
This update also fixes the following bugs:

Bug Fixes

BZ#784766
The Tracer module introduced with SystemTap probes in a previous release of the ruby package collided with native Tracer class implemented in Ruby. Consequently, when using Ruby with debugger or tracer, the following exception was raised:
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/tracer.rb:16: Tracer is not a class (TypeError)
With this update, the Tracer module has been renamed to SystemTap, or DTrace alternatively. To apply this fix, instances of the Tracer.fire method should be changed to SystemTap.fire or DTrace.fire in previously written Ruby code.
BZ#802946
Prior to this update, ruby failed to start a SSL server in FIPS mode due to usage of a forbidden MD5 algorithm. With this update, MD5 has been replaced by SHA256, thus fixing this bug.
BZ#997886, BZ#1033864
Due to changes in OpenSSL configuration options, the ruby package was not compatible with builds of OpenSSL that have enabled support for Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) introduced in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Consequently, ruby failed to build. This update enables ECC support in Ruby, thus fixing the build problem.
The ruby package has been upgraded to upstream version 1.8.7, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#830098)
All ruby users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.