[Rubygems-developers] Problem with multiplatforms gems when using SourceIndex#search

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Sat Jan 5 04:24:54 EST 2008

On Dec 27, 2007, at 14:35 PM, Chad Woolley wrote:
> I have a test scenario where I have two test gems installed - they
> have an identical platform and version, but different platforms (one
> 'ruby', one 'mswin32').  This is on a mac.
> The problem is that I can't see how to make SourceIndex#search select
> based on platform - it only seems to search based on name and version.
> Given the gems described above, there's no way to specifically ask if
> the ruby or mswin32 gem is installed.  In other words, there's no way
> to pass a Gem::Dependency that will select a specific platform.

I think currently the RubyGems code post-filters.  It was getting late  
in the release when I noticed the problem, so I didn't try to make a  
better API for it.  I'm open to suggestions.

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