[Rubygems-developers] Platform selection in gem install

Alexey Verkhovsky alexey.verkhovsky at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 12:43:15 EDT 2007

Hi all,

The issue of platform-specific gems was discussed here before, and we
also had some conversations during the last RailsConf about what a
solution could look like in the ideal world, although it doesn't look
like anyone has bandwidth to make it happen.

However, I'd like to contribute a 5% solution that solves half of my
own problems. Namely, replace

  echo "1" | gem install mongrel


  gem install mongrel --platform linux-i386

Would a patch that does it be welcome?

Alex Verkhovsky

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