[arch-general] Ruby gem packages in Arch

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Mon Jan 13 07:17:13 EST 2014

On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 11:45 AM, Simon Hanna <simon.hanna at jesus.de> wrote:
> Since ruby allready comes with a package manager (mentioned earlier), I
> never downloaded anything from the aur, but used rubygems instead. My
> question is, if we really need to have all these packages in the aur. Isn't
> it easier to manage everything with rubygems??

As someone who doesn't develop in Ruby at all, is it really true that
ruby comes with a package manager (as defined here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Package_management_system)?  In
particular, does it support
  1. removal of packages
  2. non-ruby dependencies

The reason I'm interested is that in the Haskell community this
question comes up every now and then, at which point we often point to


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