This is part question - part comment...

I'm installing a local (non-root) gems.  I've succeeded in doing this,
however I had a problem I thought I might bring to the attention of the
community.

First.. installing on a Debian testing distro.  Ruby installed via
apt-get.

following these instructions..
<http://docs.rubygems.org/read/chapter/3#page83>

when doing install step.. (ruby setup.rb install)

I kept getting a directory not found error related to line 71 of
"rubygems-0.9.0/post-install.rb".

( Dir.chdir("pkgs/sources") do )

when I changed this line to...

( Dir.chdir("/home/my_user/rubygems-0.9.0/pkgs/sources") do )

then it all worked.

But I get real nervous when I need to change code like that, mostly for
future maintenance reasons.

Am I doing something wrong?  Is there a directory path I'm neglecting
to set properly?  Or do other people also hack through this bit?

Any help is much appreciated.

Thank You,

Andy Koch