compile error with Ruby
aland at deployingradius.com
Tue May 26 10:37:36 CEST 2009
A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk wrote:
> (ie ruby-devel must be installed (as expected!) but if the system has
> only the Ruby binary installed then configure stage thinks its okay to build
> in Ruby support.
> not a show stopper because development has to be flagged on the congigure
> line (?) but a little quirky - i cant recall any other modules that think
> its all okay if just the runtime binary is present (eg openssl)
The perl module does something similar. The configure script asks
Perl: What command-line options do I use to build with perl? It
Q: Is libperl.so installed on the system?
A: No, why would it be? What's wrong with you?
I've had arguments with the Debian people about this. They don't see
a problem with Perl lying to you:
D: But all you need to do is to install the perl-dev package!
Me: Yes... but why is Perl lying to me?
D: <mutters incoherently> Install perl-dev! That's it!
Me: are you pretending to be dumb, or did you have to work at it?
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