Gem packaging documentation


#1

http://rubygems.org/read/chapter/5
“This is a skimpy overview; see the DeveloperGuide for the real meat.”

I’m probably being stupid, but I can’t find it. Can somebody point me in
the
right direction please?

(Problem I’m trying to solve: I need to package up ruby-oci8 into RPM. I
need to decide whether I’d better served by packaging it as a gem, then
using gem2spec; or just packaging it as a native RPM. I’ve never built a
rubygem before so I need some “start here” documentation)

Thanks,

Brian.


#2

On 3/9/07, Brian C. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

http://rubygems.org/read/chapter/5
“This is a skimpy overview; see the DeveloperGuide for the real meat.”

I’m probably being stupid, but I can’t find it. Can somebody point me in the
right direction please?

I don’t think it exists, see:

http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/rubygems-developers/2006-June/001995.html

I’ll defer to someone with more experience on the question of native
RPM versus a gem2spec-based RPM.