[Rubygems-developers] ConfigMap issues

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 08:10:23 EST 2007

Hey List,

it seems that the new 'defaults' functionality is broken:

$ rake test
  1) Failure:
test_self_default_exec_format(TestGem) [./test/test_gem.rb:123]:
<"j%s"> expected but was

This is testing Jruby default_exec_format, but its failing.

The test is overwriting Config::CONFIG based values for BASERUBY and
RUBY_INSTALL_NAME, but those are ignored by Gem.default_exec_format
since it's using ConfigMap (which was already initialized with the
values form RbConfig).

Conclusion: it has no effect.

Since rbconfig is already 'required' by Gem, should defaults be using
it all the time? or should be a better "reload!" functionality for it?
(or in any case, overwrite them instead of RbConfig for the indicated

Just a thought.

Luis Lavena
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