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FS#33327 - ruby - inconsistent gems install behavior

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by G. Richard Bellamy (rbellamy) - Tuesday, 08 January 2013, 05:50 GMT
Last edited by Thomas Dziedzic (tomd123) - Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 04:45 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Thomas Dziedzic (tomd123)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


When installing ruby, a gemrc (/etc/gemrc) is created that sets --install-user globally. The wiki says "When running gem as a user, the gems will be installed into ~/.gem..." and "When running gem as root, gems will be installed for everyone on the machine."

During ruby installation, there is no /root/.gemrc created, which is needed to set --no-user-install to satisfy the statement in the wiki.
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Closed by  Thomas Dziedzic (tomd123)
Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 04:45 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  not a ruby bug
Comment by Thomas Dziedzic (tomd123) - Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 04:45 GMT
Please check out
The wiki is wrong and should be updated to reflect what it is in the package.