[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.

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




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