[Rubygems-developers] Platform selection in gem install

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Wed Jun 27 19:31:49 EDT 2007


On Jun 25, 2007, at 09:43, Alexey Verkhovsky wrote:
> 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?

Read the bugs and mailing list archive to see what's already been  
proposed.

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best
workers get their tools to do the work for them. -- Syndicate Wars




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