[Rubygems-developers] Any experiences managing gems without root access?

Chad Woolley thewoolleyman at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 00:24:24 EDT 2007


Does anyone have any scripts/guidelines/suggestions for using groups,
set-groupID permissions, and/or umasks to avoid needing root access to
install/update gems?  Specifically, how to manage binaries installed
in /usr/local/bin?

Has anyone even tried this, or does everyone do it via manually via
sudo (or automate via NOPASSWD entries in sudoers)?

--Chad W

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