[Rubygems-developers] muti-packaging

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Sat Mar 3 19:07:51 EST 2007

On Mar 3, 2007, at 12:22, TRANS wrote:
> (Posted this to Ruby-talk then realized it would be better here)
> Any chance of getting RubyGems to support the packages/ dir that's
> supported by setup.rb?  I currently have to run a custom staging task
> before I can create a gem for a project that has subprojects.

What are these packages supported by setup.rb?

> Alternatively, RubyGem multi-packages might be nice. Installing a
> multi-package would install dependent packages, but would behave as if
> it were a single package.

Adding an uninstall flag that would install a gem and any of its  
unused dependencies would be a more-general solution.

> Another thought, is to create a "GemCruncher" that could take a set of
> gems and merge them into a single gem.

Write one and we'll consider merging it, but I don't think anybody  
else has requested such a feature.

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