Re: general query about ruby libraries

Jamie McLaughlin
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Sent: Tue Jun 03 00:38:02 2008
Subject: Re: general query about ruby libraries

Sandip Gangakhedkar wrote:

Hi all,

I would like to know where exactly to unpack external ruby libraries for
future use. I’m using aaronp’s mechanize library (zip file)…and it
uses the require ‘mechanize’ directive.


I think the generally accepted way to install a 3rd party library is to
use RubyGems:

“RubyGems is a standardized packaging and installation framework for
libraries and applications, making it easy to locate, install, upgrade,
and uninstall Ruby packages.” pickaxe2 p 215.

That’s what I do. You need to install RubyGems and learn how to use it.

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