[Rubygems-developers] Environment variables
gsinclair at soyabean.com.au
Mon Apr 19 03:06:37 EDT 2004
On Sunday, April 18, 2004, 10:57:15 PM, Chad wrote:
> On 15/4/2004, at 8:28 AM, Gavin Sinclair wrote:
>> To expedite my completion of the GemReference, can a knowledgeable
>> authority please list the names and purposes of the environment
>> variables that 'gem' uses? I've always found at least one of them
>> confusing, so I want the full story, not my own assumptions.
> Sorry this took a couple of days.
> GEM_HOME = The path in which to install gems.
> make = specifies the "make" program to use for building source gems.
> RUBY_GEMS = File::Separator delimited list of directories to search for
> to find gems. Like PATH.
> HOME = typical use of HOME for finding config file, etc.
Thanks. Is that use of $make common? Sounds good.
I'm concerned about RUBY_GEMS: GEM_PATH would be more intuitive
(RUBY_GEMS could mean anything, really). And I'd expect that the
*first* element in this path would be the target dir for installs.
Not sure why I expect that. Isn't that behaviour apparent somewhere
at the moment?
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