[Rubygems-developers] pure-ruby vs. compile-on-intsall

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Fri Nov 9 17:15:18 EST 2007

On Nov 7, 2007, at 06:08 , Trans wrote:
>   FailedMessage.replace("Could not create Makefile, probably for the
> lack of necessary libraries and/or headers. Check the mkmf.log file
> for more details. You may need configuration options (see below).
> TMail has a pure-ruby fallback mode, so you can still use this
> library. To do so, set the environment variable, export
> NORUBYEXT='true', and gem install again.\n\n")

Why not just generate the do-nothing Makefile instead of telling the  
user to force it, if that's the behavior you want?

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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