[Rubygems-developers] Finding where gems are stored

Trans transfire at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 06:01:49 EDT 2007


On 10/22/07, Austin Ziegler <halostatue at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/22/07, Trans <transfire at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 10/21/07, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
> > > No.
> > >
> > > If you install the same gem into the default dir and into a separate
> > > path (with install -i), the files (.rb and .so) will be installed
> > > twice, but only one version will be activated.
> > Why not use 'opt/' ? I was reading about it in the FHS and it seems to
> > fit exactly with the gems way of doing things.[1] Gems fits the
> > /opt/<provider>/<package> mold. All RubyGems would need do is register
> > "gems" as a provider LANANA [2] and move the the cache to
> > /vat/opt/gems/; then RubyGems would be in perfect compliance with FHS.
> >
> > [1] http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#OPTADDONAPPLICATIONSOFTWAREPACKAGES
> > [2] http://www.lanana.org/lsbreg/providers/index.html
>
> Because there are POSIX systems not as stupid as Linux FHS.

He he. I won't argue with you there!

But maybe it's a good route for the Debian folk. Just a thought anyway.

T.


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