[Rubygems-developers] [ rubygems-Bugs-28371 ] Gem.find_home should expand all the paths, including Windows

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Sat Jul 10 12:39:00 EDT 2010


Bugs item #28371, was opened at 2010-07-10 13:39
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Category: `gem install` command
Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 3
Submitted By: Luis Lavena (luislavena)
Assigned to: Luis Lavena (luislavena)
Summary: Gem.find_home should expand all the paths, including Windows

Initial Comment:
On Windows, find_home look for environment variables like HOME, USERPROFILE and HOMEDRIVE + HOMEPATH

The problem is that it directly assign the value obtained from it to user_home, disregarding if these variables contain slashes or backslashes.

On fetching of gems, RubyGems uses user_home to download and store remote specifications and quick indexes, which uses FileUtils.mkdir_p to create the folder structure.

The problem at this point is that FileUtils is not aware of backslashes and thus, failing.

Having consistent slashes using File.expand_path will be more consistent and reduce the chances of errors.


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