On Sat, 04 Jul 2009 02:32:49 +0900, Mamoru Tasaka
Two weeks ago I wrote the proposal to move the stage to expand
rubygem files from %install to %prep as:
I would appreciate it if you would write some opinion for my proposal
on fedora-packaging mailing list.
In my opinion, the guidelines requiring the use of the .gem instead of the
.zip/.tar.gz is the root cause of the problem.
If only we are allowed to use the .zip/.tar.gz, then in most cases we could
extract the .zip/.tar.gz in %prep, apply patches in %prep, build the .gem
in %build (if needed), do additional compiling in %build, and properly
install in %install.
I've never really understood the requirement to use the .gem anyway, so
maybe that's what I'm missing.