Freezing Architecture-Dependent Gems such as Rmagick, Ferret

A lot has been made recently about the need to freeze your gems for
production deployment on a shared server so your application can
depend on it’s own gem version instead of being subjected to whatever
gem is installed on the server, but does this rule of thumb come with
an exception? Architecture dependent gems such as RMagick, Ferret and
Unicode have dependencies that cannot be included as a frozen gem, and
with these types of gems you still are left depending on the one
installed the server?

Yes or no?

Thanks,

Tim C.
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same question i would like to ask also??

On 4/4/06, Tim C. [email protected] wrote:

Yes or no?

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NexusNeo - Niket P. wrote:

same question i would like to ask also??

In the vendor directory, you can do ‘gem unpack gemname’. If you do this
on your local machine/server then you can just upload the directory to
your host and it should work.

Cheers,

Tom

Freezing a gem such as redcloth or even Rails itself works just fine
with gem unpack gemname, but it appears not all gems are created
equal, and there are gems with architecture dependecies such as RMagic
which requires the installation of ImageMagick. For a gem such as
this, you can’t really unpack it into a vendor folder?

True or false?

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