[DRE-maint] Bug#448639: can we revisit the location of individual gem binaries?
tmorgan at gdx.com
Wed Jun 18 21:48:24 UTC 2008
I am disappointed that rubygems 1.1.1 has moved gem binaries back
I find it somewhat annoying to have to deal with various gems'
binaries being tucked away in a location that's not in the path. I've
read the entire history to this particular bug report and understand
the general concerns, I think.
I can easily agree with the concern over 1.0.1 putting gems in /usr/
bin/. But instead of burying them in /var/lib/gems/1.8/bin/ again, can
we move them to /usr/local/bin/ ? That really is where sysadmins
expect locally installed stuff to end up and I would suggest that
manually installing individual gems falls within that expectation.
If there really is strong resistance to moving them to /usr/local/
bin/, then perhaps rubygems could be patched to read a config file in /
etc somewhere that would describe where such binaries should end up? I
would at least like to be able to easily override them to go into /usr/
local/bin with a single, one-time config option.
Thanks for your renewed consideration.
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