On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 09:29:31 -0500, Michael Greenly wrote:

> Rick Denatale wrote:
>> On Nov 20, 2007 12:53 AM, Michael Greenly <mgreenly / gmail.com> wrote:
>>> RubyGems has really become the one thing about Ruby I dislike.
>>>
>>>
>> My way of looking a this is the brain-dead packaging of Ruby on debian
>> is the one thing about Ubuntu (and Debian based distros) that *I*
>> dislike.
>> 
>> The problems you've experienced, I think, come from trying to mix
>> debian packaged ruby with source installed gems.
>> 
>> When I first started using Ruby on Ubuntu I ran into problems like
>> this.  At Andy Hunt's suggestion I installed both Ruby and rubygems
>> from source and haven't looked back.
>> 
>> --
>> Rick DeNatale
>> 
>> My blog on Ruby
>> http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/
> 
> Hardly... in all package managed systems /usr/lib belongs to the package
> manager.  No other application should ever be mucking around in there.
> This is not something unique to Debian based systems.  It's just that
> Debian users tend to be more more vocal about these policies.
> 
> The system package currently in Ubuntu for RubyGems just about gets it
> right.  They most likely should of disabled the 'system' update feature
> so that it wasn't possible to do what I did.

I have filed a bug in Debian regarding this. See http://
bugs.debian.org/452547

--Ken


-- 
Ken (Chanoch) Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.
http://www.iit.edu/~kbloom1/