[Rubygems-developers] Fixing a bug that breaks gem installations on Windows

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Tue Dec 9 16:46:15 EST 2008


On Dec 7, 2008, at 23:20 PM, Charlie Savage wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> A couple of weeks ago I reported a bug that breaks installation of  
> gems on Windows under certain conditions:
>
> http://rubyforge.org/tracker/?func=detail&aid=23003&group_id=126&atid=577
>
> The fix is an easy 1 line change that is documented in the report.
>
> The problem is that rake_builder.rb does not correctly quote paths,  
> causing spaces in path names to break gem installations if you use a  
> Rakefile (versus a extconf.rb for example) to "build and install" a  
> gem on Windows.
>
> Any change the fix can be applied?

It'll be reviewed and applied for the next release of RubyGems.  I'm  
targeting January at the moment since there are lots of changes on  
trunk and a few more planned.


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