Re: ruby 1.9.1 will be ruby's stable release in december
On 18/10/07 at 21:11 +0200, Mathieu Blondel wrote:
> Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
>> - library installation paths (see #446220):
>> a common complain heard about Debian's ruby is that we install all
>> libs in /usr/lib/ruby/1.8, mixing stdlib and third party libs. It
>> would be a good idea to move away from that in ruby1.9.
> It's not so much related to the ruby package itself. The packages
> incriminated are those for third party libs AND programs (many programs
> install files in lib/ and "require" them from the main file).
> Personally, I see advantages to the current approach : it makes a clear
> distinction between packages installed with apt-get and packages installed
> by hand. Since packages installed by hand have priority according to
> $LOAD_PATH, this is just fine to me.
I think that packages installed by hand go to
/usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8, at least when installed with setup.rb. It
would be really wrong if packages installed by hand would go somewhere
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