[Rubygems-developers] Gems on Github and Dependencies

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Tue Dec 2 16:51:59 EST 2008

On Nov 28, 2008, at 17:31 PM, Jim Freeze wrote:
> So, it appears that I can add a gem to github and if that gem has  
> dependencies on gems at rubyforge, someone could install it with the  
> following:
> % gem source -a http://gems.github.com
> % sudo gem install some-githubgem
> and rubygems will pull from github for some-githubgem and will pull
> the other dependencies from rubyforge.
> Is that right?

That's right.

There's been a proposal to add alternate names to gems so a RubyForge  
gem can depend on a newer version on github, but nobody's implemented  
it yet.

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