On Mon, 24 Jul 2006, Roman H. wrote:
I’m using rubygems on ubuntu, which works fine.
In terms of what the ubuntu people (and likely other dists) are saying,
that it is hard to cleanly integrate rubygems into the debian system,
it comes to, say, the user installing debian packages that might depend
e.g. assume you might want to install a rails app, that comes as a stock
ubuntu package - if you install your ubuntu from dvd to a machine that
does not (currently) have a network connection, ubuntu can’t access your
rubygem (while, presumably, if it was another ubuntu package, you’d
it on the same dvd you’re installing ubuntu from).
Worse yet, even if you managed to install the package, there is nothing
stopping you from de-installing a rubygem, without apt-get or dpkg (the
debian package managers) even knowing about it, i.e. you’d break an
installed ubuntu package, without the ubuntu package manager having any
idea what might have happened.
I’m happy with just having my own local gem repository; YMMV…
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