[Rubygems-developers] gem building native extensions

Chad Fowler chad at chadfowler.com
Wed Apr 5 14:14:56 EDT 2006

On Apr 5, 2006, at 12:04 PM, Jim Weirich wrote:

> Aaron Patterson wrote:
>> Hi, I'm building a native extention in a gem, and gem seems to be
>> removing $(target_prefix) from the end of RUBYARCHDIR, and  
>> the Makefile.  Because of that, my library doesn't get installed  
>> in to
>> the correct directory.  Is this expected functionality?
>> I modified gem, to not remove that variable, and my gem installed
>> properly.  I've included the patch below.
> Patch applied.  New beta now available as  Get it from the
> usual place.
>    gem update --system --source http://onestepback.org/betagems

Am I right in thinking that this fixes the age-old extensions bug  
that we've had on the TODO list forever?

I so, Aaron, we owe you a big one.  Even if not :)


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