Easily build Portfiles from ruby gems

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Mon Nov 6 07:23:01 PST 2006

On Nov 6, 2006, at 9:55 AM, Mark Fredrickson wrote:
> Would you mind explaining this a little more? It is not clear to me
> why (as a developer just starting to use Ruby) I would want to get my
> libraries from MacPorts instead directly from rubyforge or another gem
> server. In a similar vein, should MacPorts replace CPAN (Perl) or PEAR
> (PHP)?

It gives you one system for controlling (and updating) added software  
on your machine.

It also helps keep everything in ${prefix} (/opt/local) under  
MacPorts control.
Daniel J. Luke
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