[Rubygems-developers] Gem Signing Dependencies

Richard Kilmer rich at infoether.com
Fri Jul 8 10:15:24 EDT 2005

On Jul 8, 2005, at 10:09 AM, Jim Weirich wrote:

> I'm preparing a new release of RubyGems.  This version includes the  
> work from
> the Seattle code fest and Paul Duncan's gem signing options.
> I've got a question about the gem signing stuff (which works pretty  
> slick
> btw).  Are there any dependencies for the signing code?  I see it  
> requires
> openssl.  Are the openssl libraries /always/ available in every ruby
> installation, or only those that have the openssl libraries  
> available when
> ruby installs?

The openssl Ruby extension will build if the libraries are there when  
Ruby builds (from source).  Its possible that someone will run this  
on a machine that has Ruby w/out openssl though, so you better code  
defensively and fail gracefully.

> I just want to make sure we fail gracefully if there are  
> dependencies missing.
> There is a release candidate for 0.8.11 at http://onestepback.org/ 
> betagems
> (use the --source option).  The release candidate is version  
> -- 
> -- Jim Weirich    jim at weirichhouse.org     http://onestepback.org
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