On Mar 23, 2006, at 2:08 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Are the “snapshot” versions are meant to be beta versions or are they
stable? ( Is the last stable release really from 2003 ?)
And, by the way, what is a *.gem file?
From the OCS Solutions website:
“What is a Ruby Gem?
A Ruby gem is a plugin that adds functionality to the Ruby programming
lanaguage. We always keep up to date with the latest and most popular
Its a way of distributing ruby libraries and applications similar to
Perl’s CPAN or FreeBSD packages or …
This leaves the questions:
compile to produce a gem?
Gems can contain binaries but typically don’t.
Is the file
different that the one the .tar.gz file would compile to?
The gem is capable of doing all the install work for you with the
sudo gem install ruby-postgres-0.7.1.2005.12.21.gem
Note that you may have to specify the paths to your postgres library
and include files, but you’d have to do that with the tar.gz also.
gem install is the only important difference between the two.
Eric H. - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://blog.segment7.net
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