Installing bdb to local directory


#1

Is there a way to install bdb in particular and other Ruby C
extensions in general to a non-default directory? For instance, when
you don’t have admin privileges.

I couldn’t find any relevant arguments for extconf, and documentation
on mkmf and/or altering rbconfig.rb (which struck me as not a bad
idea) is pretty sparse.

thanks,
matthew smillie.


#2

Matthew S. wrote:

Is there a way to install bdb in particular and other Ruby C extensions
in general to a non-default directory? For instance, when you don’t
have admin privileges.

Matthew,

Check out this script of mine… it may help you figure out what you
need:

 http://waits.net/~swaits/go.sh

–Steve