On Fri, 11 Nov 2005, David Brady wrote:

> According to the Ruby on Rails download page, Gems is "the soon-to-be
> official packaging format for Ruby libs/apps".
>
> Putting "ubygems" in the -r value of the command line for every invocation
> of Ruby is getting old fast.
>
> How do I configure Ruby or my (linux) server so that, server wide, it looks
> in ubygems for modules automatically?

install ruby into

   /usr/local/ruby-1.8.3/

so the ruby program is

   /usr/local/ruby-1.8.3/bin/ruby

make a small shell script named

   /usr/local/bin/ruby183

that looks something like

   #! /bin/sh
   RUBYOPT="-r rubygems" /usr/local/ruby-1.8.3/bin/ruby "$@"

also google /etc/environment.

-a
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