[Rubygems-developers] Extension/Binary Install

Chad Fowler chad at chadfowler.com
Wed Dec 1 09:56:34 EST 2004

On 01-Dec-04, at 9:53 AM, Jim Weirich wrote:

> I'm about to try my hand at a gem with a C extension (and 
> subsequently, a
> windows-binary gem).  Any hints or advice before I go down this path.  
> I'm
> particularly  interested in directory structure issues, especially to
> interoperate with RPA (and other) packagers.

The best thing to do is to get setup.rb and use its structure as a 

We also have some extension issues that you might come across and fix 
as you go ;)  For example, pay attention to where the compiled 
extension goes during install time.


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