Which Linux distro works best/plays nice with rails?

I have setup most major linux distros to run rails and without a doubt my favorite is gentoo by a wide margin. I used to favor debian/ubuntu but the way they mangle the ruby packages totally turned me off. WHen i tell gentoo to emerge ruby , it does so without leaving parts of the stdlib out.

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What parts are being left out? When I do

apt-cache search ruby|grep stdlib

I get nothing.

Lots. I can't remember the full list as it's been a while, but
openssl was one. Worse, they even change the names. Like openssl is
shortened to ssl, etc.. Debian/ubuntu are nice distro's, but I hate
the way they break things up into so many packages. It no longer
makes sense in a world where disk space is so cheap, not that it ever
made that much sense IMO anyways. Not having such and such dev
library installed is the root of so many questions on list after list,
and it's a huge time waster for the majority of end users.

And not to poke too much fun at Debian, but maybe all the time spent
breaking up things like ruby into 20 different pieces is why they
can't get a release out to save their lives.

Chris

Lots. I can't remember the full list as it's been a while, but
openssl was one. Worse, they even change the names. Like openssl is
shortened to ssl, etc..

Seems named properly to me:

apt-cache search ruby|grep ssl

libopenssl-ruby - OpenSSL interface for Ruby
libopenssl-ruby1.9 - OpenSSL interface for Ruby 1.9
libopenssl-ruby1.8 - OpenSSL interface for Ruby 1.8

Debian/ubuntu are nice distro's, but I hate
the way they break things up into so many packages.

How is this different from Gentoo's 161 'ruby' packages?
http://packages.gentoo.org/search/?sstring=ruby

It no longer
makes sense in a world where disk space is so cheap, not that it ever
made that much sense IMO anyways.

It makes perfect sense. If you don't need it then you don't have it
forced on you, just like USE flags in Gentoo.

Not having such and such dev
library installed is the root of so many questions on list after list,
and it's a huge time waster for the majority of end users.

People who need help ask questions. If you don't want to help them or
be bothered by their 'huge time waster' type of questions, then
unsubscribe from the list.

And not to poke too much fun at Debian, but maybe all the time spent
breaking up things like ruby into 20 different pieces is why they
can't get a release out to save their lives.

There was a release just last month:
http://www.us.debian.org/News/2006/20061106

which was _after_ Gentoo's last release:
http://www.gentoo.org/news/20060830-release.xml