On Dec 28, 2006, at 10:17, dc wrote:

> gems is great but it kind of hides the code. id like to download
> certain gems and customize/build on them.
>
> is there a way to tell a gem to install to a particular directory?
>
> and if an app is built on a gem, to then run it using all the gem
> source local in that dir rather than in /usr/local/lib ...

The GEM_HOME environment variable is the catch-all way, but there are  
also arguments to gem install.  RubyGems does not know how to search  
multiple directories for gems.

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Eric Hodel - drbrain / segment7.net - http://blog.segment7.net

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