[Rubygems-developers] RubyGems don't like binaries for executables

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Thu Nov 1 23:55:50 EDT 2007

On Oct 23, 2007, at 13:20 , Luis Lavena wrote:
> What happens: when you install the gem, RubyGems systematically add
> the shebang to all the files marked as executables (and create the
> windows stubs also).
> To workaround this, I needed to exclude mongrel_service.exe from
> executables and manually copy the file, which is sub optimum
> (actually my gem does it).

I think this is a bug.  RubyGems should check to see if the file has  
a #! before turning it into garbage.  If it doesn't have a #! (is  
binary) then it should be installed via copying instead.

Poor workers blame their tools. Good workers build better tools. The
best workers get their tools to do the work for them. -- Syndicate Wars

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