Looking at the RubyForge website, this seems to be an open bug.
On Monday 30 January 2006 07:27 am, Alex C. wrote:
$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=“Ubuntu (The Breezy Badger Release)”
$ ruby -v
ruby 1.8.3 (2005-06-23) [i486-linux]
Exactly, 1.8.3 was released on 09/21/2005. Somebody took a development
snapshot instead of taking critical patches and declared it the ruby to
used in Ubuntu Breezy. The people who noticed the version were a bit too
and Breezy had already been frozen.