[Haskell-cafe] HaskellForge?

Justin Bailey jgbailey at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 12:34:19 EST 2007

On 1/8/07, Sven Panne <sven.panne at aedion.de> wrote:
> Am Montag, 8. Januar 2007 17:15 schrieb Justin Bailey:
> > [...]
> > For example, if I want to install Rails (ruby web-app framework), I just
> > type:
> >
> >   gem install rails
> >
> > It's pretty slick.
> How does this work with the native packaging mechanism on your platform
> (RPM, ...)? Does it work "behind it's back" (which would be bad)? Let's
> assume that "rails" needs "foo" and "bar" as well, which are not yet on your
> box. Does "gem install" transitively get/update all dependecies of "rails"?

Gems is pretty self-contained - gems can depend on other gems, with a
variety of versioning  options. If you try to install a gem that
depends on others, you will be asked if you wish to install those
first (unless the correct versions are already present on your
machine).  I use Windows so there isn't any other packaging system for
it to interact with.

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