[Rubygems-developers] Asking me for prerequisites

Berger, Daniel Daniel.Berger at qwest.com
Wed Oct 24 14:59:29 EDT 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rubygems-developers-bounces at rubyforge.org 
> [mailto:rubygems-developers-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf 
> Of Eric Hodel
> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 10:19 AM
> To: rubygems-developers at rubyforge.org
> Subject: Re: [Rubygems-developers] Asking me for prerequisites
> On Oct 23, 2007, at 12:46 , Jim Weirich wrote:
> > On Oct 23, 2007, at 3:32 PM, Berger, Daniel wrote:
> >> Sorry if I've missed this.
> >>
> >> Is the latest rubygems not going to ask me if I want to install 
> >> prerequisites? Because with the current svn version it 
> just installs 
> >> them without asking. On Windows, anyway.
> >
> > That is correct, the default behavior was changed.
> It now behaves more like macports or FreeBSD's ports which 
> seems more  
> sensible.  If you want the old behavior, use --ignore-dependencies.

Warning: bikeshed alert. :)

Using '--ignore-dependencies' means it will ask me before installing

That seems like an odd switch name then. I vote for '--ask-dependencies'
instead. I would tuit '--ignore-dependencies' to mean 'just install the
damn thing, don't try to grab the dependencies at all'.

Just a thought.



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