[Rubygems-developers] rubygems' cooperation with linux distributions?

Marcus Rueckert darix at web.de
Sun Jan 21 11:31:11 EST 2007

On 2007-01-21 22:54:06 +0700, Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy wrote:
> I am a Gentoo Linux developer. I sent a mail to this list long ago
> about modifying rubygems for better cooperation between rubygems and
> Gentoo but it seemed to be ignored. Maybe I was so bad at expressing
> things. I hope I am not so bad this time. If it is, then it is really
> not my intention, English is not my first language.
> rubygems' related problems happened again in Gentoo land [1]. In
> short, I need to intervene gem building process to patch ruby
> extension building. Currently there is no non-hacky way to patch a gem
> package as far as I know. If you know some ways, please kindly teach
> me.
> And I would like to know whether rubygems is going to be more
> distro-friendly (well, I mean Gentoo-friendly, although I do know
> about Deb/RPM packaging so I am pretty sure they will face the same
> problems Gentoo have). If it does, how is the plan?
> Best regards,
> [1] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=159922

i dont see how this bug is something rubygems related at all. reemerging
ruby is the way to go. for rpm packaging:

so far i applied patches after gem install. for native extensions of
course it means to rerun "make". luckily that never happened so far.

more import for me would be a hook in rubygems to check if the package
was installed the gems way through another packaging system. so i can
control how gem uninstall behaves when the package is installed through
an rpm.


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