Jeremy Henty wrote:
> Is there a  standard way to write  a gem install task if  you build it
> with GemPackageTask?   AFAICT GemPackageTask doesn't  supply one which
> surprises me a little.  I use  'sh "gem install ..."'  and I'm worried
> about how portable it is.
>
> (BTW, would this  be an appropriate question for  the rake-devel list?
> If so then I'll sign up.)
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jeremy Henty 
>   
Surrounding a command with backticks sends it out to the OS.
e.g. `ping localhost`

HTH,

--Aldric