[Mongrel] really a GemPlugin/mongrel_cluster question

Scott Laird scott at sigkill.org
Sat Aug 26 12:03:13 EDT 2006

On 8/25/06, Zed Shaw <zedshaw at zedshaw.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-08-25 at 15:08 -0700, Asa Hopkins wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> >
> > I'd like to run the Mongrel prerelease ( prerelease) and
> > mongrel_cluster 0.2.1 on my shared host (which doesn't want to install
> > prerelease software for all to use).  I can install the gems in my own
> > directory, and run mongrel with --prefix just fine.  However,
> > I think due to the GemPlugin structure, even my new mongrel_rails
> > loads up mongrel_cluster 0.2.0, which doesn't support --prefix.  If I
> > try telling rubygems to ignore the other installed gems (in the main
> > gem structure), it loses track of itself (gem environment fails, for
> > example).
> I vaguely remember that you can change where rubygems "lives" with
> environment variables.
> But, if you've got shell access and can build stuff yourself, why not
> just build your own complete kit?  Grab the ruby source and configure it
> to install into your home directory then change your PATH in
> your .bashrc (or whatever shell you want).  Then, you can install
> anything you want independently.

FWIW, I ran into this a month or so back.  It's actually pretty



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