This is from Hpricot’s install page:
If you’d prefer not to use RubyGems, you can also acquire a plain Ruby
However, if you download, and try to build with rake, you get:
no such file to load – rubygems
(See full trace by running task with --trace)
So not preferring to use gems doesn’t really buy you much.
PS I’m sending this to this list because Hpricot is not alone in this.
Dependencies on gem are not good. Of course I’ll give in, install gem,
and subsequent dependencies will go unnoticed here, until I try to run
something on a different computer.