[Rubygems-developers] Questions on 1.0.0 on JRuby
luislavena at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 12:03:52 EDT 2008
On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 12:28 PM, Charles Oliver Nutter
<charles.nutter at sun.com> wrote:
> Charles Oliver Nutter wrote:
> > 1. jgem?
> > I saw this during the 1.0.0 install:
> > install -c -m 0755 /tmp/gem /Users/headius/NetBeansProjects/jruby/bin/jgem
> > Why jgem? We've been shipping with just 'gem'.
> It took me a couple months to notice this had been closed without being
> I disgree that 'jgem' should be the default, since many people that run
> JRuby run only JRuby, tutorials state 'gem' as the command, and people
> are used to typing 'gem'. If people are using both JRuby and Ruby and
> want to avoid naming conflicts, they can add an alias easily enough or
> juggle PATH entries. But JRuby is "just another Ruby impl" and shouldn't
> have a different command name for installing gems.
> Can we please have the 'gem' name as default when installing on JRuby?
I can point you to several posts of people with messed PATH and ended
with problems installing gem, just a few weeks back, here on this
I got several mails to my inbox about Mongrel too, and some "new" ones
for One-Click Installer...
So the thing is: if JRuby uses RubyGems, and 'ruby' executable is
labeled 'jruby', why not name rubygems 'jgem'?
In any case, there should be a warning or something if another ruby
implementation is in the PATH...
I don't know how to fix this and makes everybody happy...
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from
the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent
disinclination to do so.
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