[Rubygems-developers] Asking me for prerequisites

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Wed Oct 24 22:35:08 EDT 2007


On Oct 24, 2007, at 11:59 , Berger, Daniel wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [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
> dependencies?
>
> 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'.

It means the latter.  It will never ask before installing  
dependencies anymore.

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