[Rubygems-developers] can 2 Gem directories co-exist?

Jim Freeze rubygems at freeze.org
Fri Feb 3 15:38:06 EST 2006


Ah, that's probably what I am doing wrong.
I'll change that and see if it now works.

Thanks  (note to self: need to get glasses checked.)

Jim


On 2/3/06, Jim Weirich <jim.weirich at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/3/06, Jim Freeze <rubygems at freeze.org> wrote:
> > On 2/3/06, Jim Weirich <jim.weirich at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Assuming everything was setup correctly, that should have worked.
> > > I'll investigate this weekend.
> >
> > Ok, I have checked again. I had a few path issues, but still no worky.
> >
> > Here is what I have. First, GEM_HOME lists two directories.
>
> Oh?  Did you try it with GEM_PATH rather than GEM_HOME.  GEM_HOME
> specifies your primary repository, where gems will be installed
> (unless overriden with the -i switch).  GEM_PATH specifies what
> respositories to search for resolving gem names.  There should only be
> one repository in GEM_HOME, but you can have multiple in GEM_PATH.
> (Also, GEM_HOME will be appended to the GEM_PATH list if it is not
> included in it).
>
> --
> -- Jim Weirich
>
>
> >
> >         % env | grep -i gem
> >         GEM_HOME=/Users/jdf/my_gems:/opt/local/ruby-1.8.4/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/
> >
> > First the local gems dir (notice no rake installed):
> >
> >         % ls /Users/jdf/my_gems
> >         bin             doc             lib             specifications
> >         cache           gems            source_cache
> >         % ls /Users/jdf/my_gems/gems/
> >         commandline-0.7.10      sources-0.0.1           text-hyphen-1.0.0
> >         rubygems-update-0.8.11  text-format-1.0.0
> >
> > Next the native gems dir
> >
> >         % ls /opt/local/ruby-1.8.4/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/
> >         cache           doc             gems            source_cache    specifications
> >         % ls /opt/local/ruby-1.8.4/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/
> >         RedCloth-3.0.4          actionwebservice-1.0.0  mysql-2.7
> >   rubygems-update-0.8.11
> >         actionmailer-1.1.5      activerecord-1.13.2     rails-1.0.0
> >   sources-0.0.1
> >         actionpack-1.11.2       activesupport-1.2.5     rake-0.7.0
> >
> > Results with 2 paths in GEM_HOME:
> >
> >          % rake --task
> >         /opt/local/ruby-1.8.4/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:204:in
> > `report_activate_error': Could not find RubyGem rake (> 0)
> > (Gem::LoadError)
> >                 from /opt/local/ruby-1.8.4/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:141:in
> > `activate'
> >                 from /opt/local/ruby-1.8.4/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:37:in
> > `require_gem_with_options'
> >                 from /opt/local/ruby-1.8.4/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:31:in
> > `require_gem'
> >                 from /opt/local/ruby-1.8.4/bin/rake:17
> >
> > GEM_HOME with native path:
> >
> >         % setenv GEM_HOME /opt/local/ruby-1.8.4/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/
> >         % rake --task
> >         (in /Users/jdf/tmp)
> >         /Users/jdf/tmp
> >         ["demo/chunkybacon.rb", "demo/code.rb", "demo/colornames.rb",
> > "demo/demo.rb", "demo/gettysburg.rb", "demo/hello.rb",
> > "demo/individual-i.rb", "demo/pac.rb", "demo/pagenumber.rb",
> > "demo/qr-language.rb", "demo/qr-library.rb"]
> >         nil
> >
> > Now, GEM_HOME with local path:
> >
> >         % setenv GEM_HOME /Users/jdf/my_gems
> >         % cat app.rb
> >         require 'rubygems'
> >         require 'commandline'
> >         class App < CommandLine::Application
> >           def initialize
> >             puts "running app"
> >           end
> >         end#class App
> >
> >         % ruby app.rb
> >         running app
> >
> > So, a single directory works.
> >
> > --
> > Jim Freeze
> >
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