[Rubygems-developers] local, remote, and....

Chad Fowler chad at chadfowler.com
Tue Oct 5 07:17:32 EDT 2004


On 05-Oct-04, at 6:42 AM, Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng wrote:

> I'd like to suggest that there be another category apart from local
> and remote.  What I'm thinking of is this:
>
> Local gems are installed in the Ruby library area, only
> acessible by root (in many cases)
>
> Remote gems are off-site, and grabbed over the net.
>
> I'd like to suggest that there be user gems, with a path in the
> users home directory.  This might be used for gems which are not
> widely useful to people, gems which are being tried out, etc.
>
> I was going to suggest --personal, but -p is already taken, so I'd
> suggest --user and -u.
>
> It would complicate path handling, increase the testing needed, but
> apart from that, does it seem sensible, or should people tackle this
> another way
>
>         Hugh
> _______________________________________________
>

Hi Hugh!

Could you give us some specific usage examples?  I'm having trouble 
picturing what you mean, so a little more detail might help.
I'm probably just being dense though :)

Thanks,
Chad



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