[gobolinux-users] Ruby and Rubygems

Carlo Calica carlo at calica.com
Wed Nov 15 06:44:19 UTC 2006

I used the /Files/RubyGems method a few years ago with good success.
Probably best to make a Gobo RubyGems package/recipe which would also
have a Resources/Environment which sets up PATH, GEM_HOME for

On 11/14/06, Hisham Muhammad <hisham.hm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/14/06, Luis Lavena <luislavena at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello List,
> >
> > Been using GoboLinux since release 006/7 but started playing with Ruby
> > a year back (on Windows and Ubuntu).
> >
> > Now that I'm want to fully migrate to Gobo, what should be the best
> > approach for rubygems?
> >
> > Should I install rubygems using setup.rb and set Environment variable
> > GEM_HOME to /Files/?
> >
> > Or we could package rubygems (.tgz) as Gobo package and install it
> > separately from Ruby?
> A good question, and one for which I'm not sure we have a final
> answer. From what
> I've seen in other distributions, RubyGems tends to isolate itself from whatever
> package management the host system provides, doesn't it? In that case, maybe
> creating a /Files/RubyGems/ and using that would be the simplest path. If a
> separate installation prefix can be given when installing each gem, then perhaps
> they can live happily in /Programs, like Perl and Python packages.
> I don't have firsthand experience using RubyGems, though. I'd like to hear your
> opinion as a Ruby user on the topic.
> -- Hisham
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Carlo J. Calica

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