On Apr 15, 2009, at 16:24, Derek Smith wrote:

> I am running cygwin with ruby version ruby 1.8.7 (2008-08-11  
> patchlevel
> 72) [i386-cygwin]
>
> When I installed zipruby I noticed this:
>
> make install
> mkdir -p /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/gems/gems/zipruby-0.2.9/lib
> /usr/bin/install -c -m 0755 zipruby.so
> /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/gems/gems/zipruby-0.2.9/lib
>
>
> Why do I have three gems subdirs? And where should all my gems be
> centrally located and what should $GEM_HOME be?  I would think it  
> would
> be one location for my situation...my home laptop used for ruby coding
> for my night work apart from my full time job.
>
> Smith@smith-laptop /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems
> $ echo $GEM_HOME
> /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/gems


Typically it isn't set:

$ echo $GEM_HOME

$