[Rubygems-developers] Question: rake test requires rake outside GEM_PATH
drbrain at segment7.net
Mon Apr 13 16:42:58 EDT 2009
On Apr 13, 2009, at 05:23, Luis Lavena wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 4:41 PM, Daniel Berger <djberg96 at gmail.com>
>> Luis Lavena wrote:
>>> Hello Guys,
>>> I have multiple versions of ruby installed, ranging from 1.8.5 to
>>> 1.8.6, p114 and p368.
>>> To reduce duplication of common used gems, I set both GEM_HOME and
>>> GEM_PATH to my user folder:
>>> I can run rake or any other gem without any kind of issue.
>>> I've noticed that when running some RubyGems test, rake is invoked,
>>> and is failing:
>>> 18) Error:
>>> Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem
>>> mkrf_conf.rb --build_arg1 --build_arg2
>>> rake RUBYARCHDIR=D:/Temp/test_rubygems_2712/gemhome/gems/a-2/lib
>>> `report_activate_error': Could not find RubyGem rake (>= 0)
>>> from D:/Users/Luis/.gem/ruby/1.8/bin/rake:18
>>> The rake from my GEM_HOME is invoked, but looks like ENV['GEM_HOME']
>>> and 'GEM_PATH' were tweaked, so it can no longer find that gem, thus
>> Can you see where and why?
> test/gemutilities.rb:134 (teardown).
> Is doing a cleanup, but not doing a safeguard of the values prior
>>> I wonder if this could affect other applications too, and what could
>>> ge the workaround besides .gemrc, since I've also 1.9.1 and want to
>>> avoid mixing the gem repositories between the two.
>> Seems reasonable.
> Besides RubyGems own tests, couldn't find other being affected by
> this, so is good.
RubyGems tweaks GEM_HOME and GEM_PATH to point to a temporary test
directory to avoid writing to files it shouldn't.
For tests that need rake, rake could be installed into the temporary
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