Lionel Bouton wrote:
> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote the following on 11.09.2007 04:50 :
>> While the integration of gems into Portage is good, it isn't perfect.
>> Things I really want, like Ruport, haven't made it into the tree yet, so
>> I have to mix gems from the gem server with gems bundled into ebuilds.
> 
> To solve this I've setup an overlay of my own. As I don't want to
> circumvent the package manager and develop software that I can't release
> as opensource, this is the only workable way for me. When I need a new
> gem, I simply add an ebuild to my overlay: the whole process including
> distribution to servers takes 5 minutes on average.
> 
> If you take a quick look at gems based ebuilds, I'm sure you can setup a
> new overlay of your own on a very short notice. With layman and a svn
> server you can distribute your overlay to all your servers easily.
> 
> Lionel
> 
> 
Yeah ... I'm lazy. And when I *do* learn how to make ebuilds, it won't
be to package Ruby gems -- it will be to package tools like PRISM
(Probabilistic Symbolic Model Checker.)