[Rubygems-developers] Asking me for prerequisites

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Wed Oct 24 23:15:24 EDT 2007

On Oct 24, 2007, at 20:08 , Brian Sammon wrote:
>>> 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.
> Will the --ignore-dependencies option at least tell you what  
> dependencies you
> have just ignored?

`gem dep` will tell you that.

> I would like to see the old behavior kept around as an option, or  
> as an
> alternative/additional, a mode for it to behave like rpm/dpkg, and  
> just fail
> verbosely if you don't have the dependencies already.

It will fail upon require.

> Would patches for any of this kind of stuff be accepted? (as non- 
> defaulted
> options, of course)


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