On Tuesday, December 16, 2003, 3:29:54 PM, Yukihiro wrote:

> Hi,

> In message "Re: Where to install documentation"
>     on 03/12/16, Dave Thomas <dave / pragprog.com> writes:

|>> I think data for standard tools should be somewhere under
|>>
|>>   $prefix/lib/ruby/<ver>
|>>
|>> e.g. /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/doc/rdoc
> |
> |Matz:
> |
> |That's where I went initially, but then I got thinking. Say RubyGems
> |supports automatic installation of documentation. Should it go into
> |site_ruby?

> It should be done by RubyGems, i.e. gems installer should switch
> installing directory depending on how it's going to install.  When a
> gem is installed as a part of system's packages, the gem (including
> documents) should be installed to the standard place.  Otherwise, it
> should go to site_ruby directory.

That is an interesting comment that I don't fully understand.  Can you
elaborate, Matz?  Chad, what do you think?

Cheers,
Gavin