[Rubygems-developers] Executing code after installing gem

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 07:34:51 EST 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 10:31 AM, Matt King <swdc17 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/11/25 Luis Lavena <luislavena at gmail.com>:
>> Matt,
>> RubyGems is not designed for arbitrary code execution, which will be a
>> security concern.
>> A bad intentioned gem developer will release a gem that can take
>> advantage of this privilege and perform nasty tasks.
> Yes, didn't think of it that way. Makes total sense.
>> If you like to have a script marked as executable, why not create a
>> CLI and put into the bin directory to be mapped by rubygems as
>> executable for you?
> Well because it's not something a user will execute at the CLI, it's a
> required executable by the gem itself in order for some functionality
> to work.

By required executable you mean a binary? Or you're calling/shelling
out to another ruby script that you bundle?

If you provide more information (ala: details) will be much more easy
for us to contribute ideas to proper implement this without guessing

Luis Lavena
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