Gems installation into custom directory


#1

I it possible to install gems into custom directory (user dir)? There no
any specific parameters in setup.rm I don’t wanna see unpackaged
binaries into my Debian system :wink: Or maybe someone can send me a link
with .deb’s?

Thanks in advance.


#2

hey, they are packaged, but with gem and not with dpkg …


#3

zven wrote:

I it possible to install gems into custom directory (user dir)? There no
any specific parameters in setup.rm I don’t wanna see unpackaged
binaries into my Debian system :wink: Or maybe someone can send me a link
with .deb’s?

Thanks in advance.

My prefered approach has been to build ruby from scratch in /usr/local
and install gems there. It keeps all the locally installed componenets
completely seperate from the distribution but still works exactly like
everyone elses ruby install.


#4

Michael G. wrote:

My prefered approach has been to build ruby from scratch in /usr/local
and install gems there. It keeps all the locally installed componenets
completely seperate from the distribution but still works exactly like
everyone elses ruby install.

Here’s a howto I wrote for myself on my last Ubuntu install… it should
be the same for debian. http://mgreenly.metaspot.net/?p=37