On Oct 2, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Austin Ziegler wrote:
> I also believe
> that the *right* way for package management systems to work with
> RubyGems is to *use* RubyGems and the facilities it offers (or will
> offer) to install gems.

Why?

What compelling reason is there to use "gem install" over "tar xf"?

There are many cases where "gem install" is not suitable, but "tar  
xf" is.

Josh