Eric Hodel wrote:
> 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.
> 

That makes sense. Thanks.

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