as I'm working towards getting JRuby packaged, I started playing around with RubyGems
and the default operating_system.rb, that modifies the behaviour on Fedora.
Since the ultimate plan is to have shared RubyGems for all implementations, every one of
these implementations will need its own extension directories. So far, we had just MRI and
its extensions went under /usr/lib/gems/exts. I'd like to propose that we change
this to /usr/lib/gems/ruby for MRI, /usr/share/gems/jruby for jruby (since java
extensions aren't platform specific) and when rubinius comes, we can place its
extensions under /usr/lib/gems/rubinius.
The customized operating_system.rb (and the whole rubygems) are at . I would appreciate
any comments/thoughts on this.
There is a small regression hidden in this: The gems installed with "sudo gem
install" currently place their extensions under /usr/local/lib64/gems/exts, which
would also change to /usr/local/lib64/gems/ruby, causing these gems to need reinstallation
if my changes are applied, but I don't think this should keep us from doing this
Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda.