[Rubygems-developers] where to stash non-library files

Leon Torres leon at ugcs.caltech.edu
Wed Mar 17 13:38:20 EST 2004


> On Wed, 17 Mar 2004, Jamis Buck wrote:
> 
> # 1. RubyGems (for me) installs all gems (everything in the gem package) 
> # under /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/<gem-name> .  This makes it extremely easy 
> # to uninstall gems, since you just have to delete the <gem-name> 
> # directory.  I much prefer this approach to spreading everything all over 
> # the file system.  It also makes it extremely simple to find all the 
> # files associated with a given gem.

Upon second inspection, this is a great way to do things. I was just a little
worried about the number of files showing up on --info, most of them rdoc ones.

And the unit test thing sounds like a fine idea! 

- Leon


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