[Mongrel] The Gentoo/FreeBSD Plan - reloaded

carmen _ at whats-your.name
Fri Jan 12 17:07:08 EST 2007

> the other important reason for hooking into gems, besides maintainer sanity, is to allow the user to mix and match between installation methods. what happens when the user installed mongrel bypassing gems, then installs camping? im pretty sure it installs mongrel again, and then when they get a bug they dont even know which version is being used..

the Gentoo method isnt perfect - it fails in the inverse scenario where youve installed everything via gems, then want to install something through portage that depends on installed gems (stuff gets reinstalled). the other problem is its tied to hardcoded version numbers in the ebuild filenames. theres no way for it to discover that newer versions of the gems exist. does freeBSD solve either of these problems?

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