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My first pull request to Zammad - Bump to Ruby v 3.1

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Chetan Mittal
·Sep 24, 2022·

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My first pull request to Zammad - Bump to Ruby v 3.1

I use Ubuntu 22.04 (recently upgraded from 21.10 due to its end of life) extensively on both my desktop and laptop dev machines, and I wanted to install all the 3 shortlisted open source projects built on Rails and VueJS on them to have same dev experience (no docker is too time consuming and I don't want to build docker images everytime to sync machines).

Zammad uses the stable Ruby-3.0.4 which is not a problem but OpenSSL. As you might know bundler uses https to fetch and install all gems and git repos mentioned in the Gemfile thus everytime whenever I used to run bundle install I used to get some error related to openssl which asked me to build ruby with openssl support.

Googling brought me to https://github.com/rvm/rvm/issues/5209 where the discussion was that to make Rails apps, dependent on Ruby-3.0.4 and its previous versions, run on Ubuntu 22.04 we need OpenSSL-1.1 as Ubuntu 22.04 migrated to OpenSSL-3.0 and Ruby 3.0.4 requires OpenSSL-1.1.

I installed OpenSSL-1.1 and Ruby-3.0.4 (using my RVM ofcourse), and then installed Zammad. Worked fine but what about the Rails7 projects dependent on Ruby-3.1.2? How would I install those? Now, Ruby-3.1.2 starting giving OpenSSL errors. The solution is ...

Ruby-3.0.4 requires OpenSSL-1.1 and Ruby-3.1.2 does not. So isn't Ruby-3.1.2 and Ubuntu 22.04 made for each other?

Come on Zammad, bump yourself to Ruby-3.1.2! Here is my first pull request #4268 - Bump Ruby version 312.

 
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