[Rubygems-developers] Platform selection in gem install

Uwe Kubosch uwe at datek.no
Wed Jun 27 02:59:29 EDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-06-25 at 10:43 -0600, Alexey Verkhovsky wrote:
> 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
> with
>   gem install mongrel --platform linux-i386
> Would a patch that does it be welcome?



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