[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?

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