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

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 11:00:45 EDT 2007

On 11/2/07, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
> 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.

Ok then, when I return to home will patch it.


Luis Lavena
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