[Rubygems-developers] extensions fall back option

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Fri Nov 9 17:04:27 EST 2007

On Nov 7, 2007, at 08:45 , Trans wrote:

> Would this suffice for adding a fall back option to Installer? It also
> requires that 'extensions_fallback' be added to the gemspec.

extconf.rb can be set up to do this already.  Check for all your  
dependencies, and if one of them doesn't exist, generate a Makefile  
that does nothing.  If you fail to compile for some other reason, I  
think it is too dangerous to automatically fall back.

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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