[Rubygems-developers] How to bundle up MS Windows version separately

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Sat Nov 10 02:41:02 EST 2007

On Nov 9, 2007, at 20:39 , Austin Ziegler wrote:
> On 11/9/07, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
>> On Nov 9, 2007, at 16:23 , Trans wrote:
>>> Yes. I've reconsidered my position. I think a platform gem is a  
>>> rather
>>> special case. For instance a Windows binary, b/c Windows often lacks
>>> the needed compile tools. But on most other systems it seems
>>> unccessary.  Is that a fair assessment?
>> I think so.  Most other systems have compilers by default, or a
>> compiler can easily be added to them.
> Erm. It's mostly a theoretical at this point, but if I wanted to do
> something with Ruby on ESX Server Console (a variant of Red Hat ES 3),
> I'd be SOL if I wanted to install an extension gem using the "gem"
> command.
> It would be nice to have the ability to do a "gem repack" or something
> like that to take a currently installed gem and repack it into a new
> deployable gem that could be used locally.

hrm, maybe `gem unpack` plus `gem spec > file` plus `gem build  
file`.  (I didn't verify if those three would work.)

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