[Rubygems-developers] RubyGems setup.rb --destdir patch

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 18:33:12 EDT 2009


On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 6:31 PM, Luis Lavena <luislavena at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 6:13 PM, Richard Brown <rbrown at exherbo.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 22:01, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
>>>
>>> Can someone tell me if this patch for --destdir behavior is correct?
>>>
>>> http://rubyforge.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=23964&group_id=126&atid=577
>>>
>>> I don't use --destdir, so I don't know the desired behavior.
>>>
>>
>> Luis changed the behaviour of --destdir shortly after I wrote the
>> original patch to add it, we never agreed on restoring it, I think the
>> thread on-list fizzled out. The patch you linked to is similar to
>> http://tinyurl.com/aslo8n, which is the patch I use in exherbo to make
>> setup.rb do what I want. I haven't thought about how it affects
>> windows, so I haven't submitted it.
>>
>
> I was going to chime in and accept the guilt on this.
>
> I now realized that my destdir patches, which affected other users,
> didn't help us (One-Click Installer developers) in the long run.
>
> The thing is that prefix on Windows should be /, so next build of OCI
> is going to use that and destdir properly.
>
> I assume --destdir will use prefix on which ruby was built, and not
> imposing /usr somehow, correct?
>

Forgot to mention if those patches do not clash on Windows drive
letters, I'm cool with them

Previous implementation break those.

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