[Rubygems-developers] Shell scripts into bindir

Curt Hibbs curt.hibbs at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 23:22:25 EDT 2006


On 10/26/06, Chad Fowler <chad at chadfowler.com> wrote:
>
> 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).
>

Then how does the rails gem install the "rails" script in ruby/bin?

Curt
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