Caveat: New user naivete to follow.
I’m starting an application in Rails and I can’t use Gems. (There are
legal implications in deploying unknown code here.) But Rails seems to
have an extraordinary dependence on Gems.
If I say ‘rails PROJECT’, then the PROJECT directory gets created with
supporting scripts, etc., but since they work internally relative to
their own location, they don’t find every thing they need (which would
be offset by ‘…/’). So, almost everything that I do goes down the Gems
I find it hard to believe that the Rails creators intended to duplicate
the entire Rails installation inside the application, but I always seem
to hit this wall.
Are there standard ways to avoid this? Non-standard suggestions?