Issue #16266 has been updated by jeremyevans0 (Jeremy Evans).

Status changed from Open to Feedback

Looking at the commit, the addition of the empty folders appears to be intentional, to result in the same behavior as `gem install --default`.  Can you explain what problems this causes?

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Bug #16266: Additional empty folders created in lib/ruby/gems/2.7.0/gems by make install
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/16266#change-82193

* Author: MSP-Greg (Greg L)
* Status: Feedback
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Target version: 
* ruby -v: 
* Backport: 2.5: UNKNOWN, 2.6: UNKNOWN
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See https://github.com/ruby/ruby/pull/2580

Duplicating a comment there:

Somewhere between the following two commits, `make install` adds additional empty folders that are created in lib/ruby/gems/2.7.0/gems, most are default gems.

2019-08-23 9ffb0548bf  good
2019-08-23 3b55394b07  bad



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