Issue #11731 has been updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada.

Status changed from Open to Third Party's Issue

Rubygems upstream is https://github.com/rubygems/rubygems.

Maybe to fallback to user-install when no permission to the default place.

BTW, is ruby installed under `/boot` filesystem, on Haiku?

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Feature #11731: Make ruby gem install to user-install by default
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/11731#change-55038

* Author: Alexander von Gluck
* Status: Third Party's Issue
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
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Installing gem's system-wide doesn't make sense 99% of the time...

* Linux -- Need root access via sudo
* Windows -- Need administrator
* Max OS X -- Need root access via sudo
* Haiku -- /boot/system read-only

gem currently installs gems system-wide by default

Since the most common use-case is to install gems for your own
user, why doesn't gem --user-directory by default?

Tools like rvm already set this manually.

Making --user-directory default means package maintainers only
need to --no-user-directory while everyone else just gem install's



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