Rubygem required?


#1

Hi,

I’m creating RPM packages for:

  • opinion (which includes Rails)
  • ruby 1.8.4
  • mongrel
  • rake
  • gem_plugin
  • ruby-postgres

(I want to install opinion using postgres on a RHEL system that
doesn’t have internet access)

Do these things need rubygems also installed? Am i going to be
breaking things (i.e. mongrel) if I don’t use rubygems?

Thanks,
Joe


#2

On 4/26/06, Joe Van D. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

(I want to install opinion using postgres on a RHEL system that
doesn’t have internet access)

Do these things need rubygems also installed? Am i going to be
breaking things (i.e. mongrel) if I don’t use rubygems?

To my knowledge, gem_plugin is the only thing on that list that
requires rubygems. I know I’ve installed Mongrel without gems in the
past.


#3

Joe,

Yes, Mongrel uses a little tiny chunk of code called GemPlugins to allow
others to extend Mongrel without having to make me add the code in.
It’s
already spawned Bradley Taylor’s mongrel_cluster plugin which is helping
many people do clustered deployments. Not including RubyGems would
break
this and pretty much be like disabling modules in Apache.

Zed A. Shaw


http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/