[DRE-maint] Bug#403407: Bug#403407: Request for comment

Paul van Tilburg paulvt at debian.org
Wed Oct 1 19:58:16 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 09:03:27AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 25/09/08 at 12:21 -0400, Joseph Method wrote:
> > Can we reconsider the status of this ticket in light of the proposal on
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libgems-ruby/+bug/145267 ?
> > [...]
> > Virtues of Neil Wilson's approach are that it avoids adding
> > /var/rubygems/bin to the $PATH (by far the easiest approach IMO; I don't
> > quite understand the objections myself). I can help with cleaning up his
> > patch if his is considered a sound approach.
> I think that we should just install the binary wrappers to
> /usr/local/bin instead of /var/.../1.{8,9}/bin. That's what rubygems
> upstream does anyway (or almost does, I think it installs to /usr/bin).

Agreed.  I see RubyGems like CPAN, etc.  It is the tool used by local


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