[Rubygems-developers] Shell scripts into bindir

Chad Fowler chad at chadfowler.com
Thu Oct 26 17:23:13 EDT 2006

On 10/26/06, Imobach González Sosa <imobachgs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to package a friend's applications with as a "gem" and I facing
> a "little" problem that I don't know how to solve.
> The problem is that this application have a shell script that must be
> installed into "/usr/local/bin" directory. But if I include that script
> into "executables", rubygems considers that it's a ruby script (so it uses a
> wrapper). And if I don't include it into "executables", there's no link
> in "/usr/local/bin" anymore.
> So, how can I specify that I wanna this script into "/usr/local/bin" but it
> just a shell script and need no changes?
> I search in the manual but I was unable to found information about this topic.
> Any idea?

You actually can't do what you want.  RubyGems is for installing Ruby
programs.  You can't use it to install shell scripts (unless you write
them in Ruby).


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