You might want to look at the Rubygems packaging format:

http://docs.rubygems.org

On 3/13/06, benjohn / fysh.org <benjohn / fysh.org> wrote:
>
> I'm after some general advice about creating a Ruby application that
> will be installed on Unix systems (Red Hat and HPUX, and possibly
> Windows later on). I was hoping for a document covering things like:
>
>   Dealing with a machine having more than one Ruby installed.
>
>   Where to put the application files so that people can get to them easily.
>
>   How to get the application to find its library files.
>
> These are things that I already need answers to, and I expect that there
> are probably going to be other questions that I don't know yet. Really
> I'm after a best practice guide that points out probable issues before I
> stumble over them.
>
> Thank you for any help,
>   Benjohn
>
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>