[Rubygems-developers] Using own stub code

Chad Fowler chad at chadfowler.com
Thu Jun 3 18:41:01 EDT 2004

On 3/6/2004, at 9:29 AM, Michael Neumann wrote:

> Hi,
> I encountered a problem during gemifying a DBD (Database Driver).
> They are required to be installed into e.g. site_ruby/1.8/DBD/Pg for 
> the
> Pg (Postgres) DBD. Maybe, I should build versioning into DBI, so that I
> can write:
>   DBI.connect("dbi:Pg(0.1.0):db", ...)
> and this would
>   require_gem 'dbd-pg', '0.1.0'
> Or could I tell rubygems to install a stub as DBD/Pg/Pg.rb? Inside the
> gemspec? That would be much easier.

You should be able to have it do this if you specify DBD/Pg/Pg.rb as 
the autorequire file.  Then you need to --install-stub during 
installation of the dependencies.  We need to sort this whole thing 
out.  The "purist" approach (from a RubyGems perspective) would be to 
modify DBI to require_gem, but I know that won't be preferable to many 
people (unless RubyGems is included with Ruby).

Looking forward to seeing all of those new Gems!


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