On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 8:47 PM, Lucas Nussbaum <lucas / lucas-nussbaum.net>wrote:

> On 19/03/10 at 02:49 +0900, Aldric Giacomoni wrote:I think that rubygems
> and emerge and actually quite similar, which
> probably explains why they work together well. Rubygems is a great tool
> for developers who want to get the latest cutting edge software.
> However, at some point, applications are transferred from developers to
> sysadmins, and "cutting edge" isn't really a good selling point.
> Internally (in an organization) it's fine, because you can just
> vendorize all the gems you use. But if you want to distribute your
> application to the outside world, it's difficult to explain that the
> user needs to use rubygems to install that application because it's
> written in ruby, while the ruby is just interested in the functionality
> provided by the application, and doesn't care whether it's perl or ruby.
>

Can I ask: how do Perl and Python deal with this? CPAN is included in the
base Perl install - how does Perl deal
with the fact that CPAN then installs its own stuff?
Is it safe to install RubyGems via apt-get now? I have seen warnings but I
don't know the actual reason behind them.