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darren kirby [2006-08-14 05:57]:
> quoth the Tilman Sauerbeck:
> > > >export RUBYOPT=rubygems
> > >
> > > Of course, this isn't such a great solution from inside a library,
> > > However, it's not too hard.
> >
> > If you are the author of some library:
> >
> > cat <<EOF >>README
> > If you're using rubygems, please export RUBYOPT=rubygems.
> > EOF
> >
> > Done.
> 
> I guess it would be bad form to go setting env variables on someone's system 
> from within a lib... 

Of course. That's why you would tell your fellow users to please export
RUBYOPT=rubygems. So you don't have to change your code.

I'm sure this is documented somewhere, too.

Regards,
Tilman

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