[Rubygems-developers] Bad extconf.rb (Was: Trackker)
drbrain at segment7.net
Tue Dec 19 02:13:17 EST 2006
On Dec 18, 2006, at 14:18, Eric Hodel wrote:
> On Dec 16, 2006, at 08:54, Chad Fowler wrote:
>> Eric, are you aware of fixing
>> It looks like you did. I added a test i expected to fail and it
>> passed. Looks like svn has the desired behavior now.
> I don't remember fixing it. If it is fixed go ahead and close the
Actually, this isn't our bug.
Gem authors like to write broken extconf.rbs where they don't check
the output of #have_library or #have_header (or whatever the header
one is) so they'll build a Makefile when they shouldn't.
There's really nothing we can do about this.
If the C code is bad or the extconf.rb doesn't write a Makefile then
things are good.
Eric Hodel - drbrain at segment7.net - http://blog.segment7.net
I LIT YOUR GEM ON FIRE!
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