Looking for best practice guidance on dealing with differing paths to
libraries & gems amongst OSes.
I can write some reasonably decent Ruby at this point, but still a
padawan when it comes to really understanding the whole *nix ENV thing.
I get that ruby has some default places it looks, and that I can
manually add paths to $LOAD_PATH, but now I’m starting to develop and
deploy on different OSes, and I find that my dev system finds libs and
gems that my server doesn’t find.
I can use symlinks to force common paths, or I can put both dev and
server paths into $LOAD_PATHS, but both of these methods are obviously
hokey. I bet there’s a better way, and I bet that somehow it involves
paths in etc/profile file, but just not sure how it all goes together.
Is setting path vars in profile on multiple machines really any better
than setting up symlinks? It’s still customizing each box (automation is
my friend I know).
I have at least found #!/usr/bin/env ruby to get past hard coded paths
dev system = OS X 10.4, servers will be 10.4, 10.5, and sometimes Cent
So, any suggestions for the Right Wayâ„¢ ?