S2 wrote:
> Joachim Glauche wrote:
>> S2 wrote:
>>
>>> Is there a way to make rubygems autoinstall the HOTP gem if it is not
>>> already installed?
>>
>> I think there is a right problem there. Installing gems *normally* 
>> require super user rights (on modern OS).
>
> Yes, that is true. It would eventually yield a Permission denied 
> error. But that is an OS configuration problem, not a rubygems one :)
>
>
Well, if I may add my very amateur voice here, it seems to me that one 
could certainly trap an error and conditionally issue a system call to 
engage the installation process at the super user level. The process 
would then have to worked through manually, since there often are one or 
more interactions which need to occur to complete the installation of 
some gems. This would work fine if the person running the programmer has 
access to superuser passwords.

Don't know this is the sort of thing you have in mind or not.

t.

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