[DRE-maint] Bug#403407: Request for comment
tristil at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 16:21:13 UTC 2008
Can we reconsider the status of this ticket in light of the proposal on
As I understand it, Neil Wilson patches Rubygems to link files into
/usr/local/bin and uses the alternatives system to decide whether to load
ruby1.9 or ruby1.8 gems (I may not understand this part). Many objections
were raised about creating divergence between Debian and Ubuntu, and also an
objection was raised about using alternatives as a Debian-only tool. There
was also a complaint about the use of patching tool.
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.
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