[Rubygems-developers] RubyGems 0.9.0 introduces bug for installing source Gems

Tilman Sauerbeck tilman at code-monkey.de
Wed Aug 9 12:56:08 EDT 2006

Tilman Sauerbeck [2006-07-09 19:53]:
> Lyle Johnson [2006-07-09 08:47]:
> > On 7/9/06, Tilman Sauerbeck <tilman at code-monkey.de> wrote:
> > 
> > > Blame me.
> > 
> > I wasn't looking to assign blame. ;)
> > 
> > I just wanted to get it out there so that the problem can be addressed
> > in the next release of RubyGems. The stuff related to source gems
> > doesn't seem to get exercised as much as the stuff for "pure Ruby"
> > gems, and so problems like this one are easy to overlook.
> Damn! I posted my final extension-stuff patch for Rubygems in
> 20050925081121.GA5808 at code-monkey.de, but it seems that Chad applied a
> patch that I posted earlier.
> I assumed he committed the right one, but didn't verify :(
> Here's a patch that contains the bits that have been missed back then.
> I also backed out the "clean" chunk for ExtConfBuilder.
> I only tested it briefly, I haven't looked at this code in months and
> I'm not sure it's 100% correct.
> See the mail I referenced above for comments on these changes.

Does nobody think this issue is important enough to actually do
something about it (like, applying a patch and rolling 0.9.1)!?


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
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A: Top-posting.
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