On May 27, 2008, at 15:35 PM, Tim Hunter wrote:
> Eric Hodel wrote:
>> On May 27, 2008, at 12:41 PM, Jon A. Lambert wrote:
>>> How do you pass configuration options to extconf.rb when  
>>> installing a gem?
>>> Specifically I'd like to configure ruby-gd.
>>>
>>> $ gem install ruby-gd ??something?? --with-freetype --with-ttf -- 
>>> with-jpeg --enable-gd2_0
>> gem install ruby-gd -- --configure-options
>
> Is that a new option? I thought it was --build-flags.
>
> ~$ gem --version
> 1.0.1
> ~$ gem help install
> Usage: gem install GEMNAME [GEMNAME ...] [options] -- --build-flags  
> [options]

-- tells RubyGems to stop processing options.  --configure-options or  
--build-flags are just dummy names for whatever it is you actually  
want to specify.