[SVN] Why does TM_RUBY default to /usr/bin/ruby?

Chris Thomas chris at cjack.com
Thu Nov 16 19:30:23 UTC 2006

On Nov 16, 2006, at 1:37 PM, James Edward Gray II wrote:

> On Nov 16, 2006, at 12:28 PM, Allan Odgaard wrote:
>> In some of the subversion commands, TM_RUBY defaults to /usr/bin/ 
>> ruby -- but there is a significant number of users who have removed  
>> their default ruby (or fucked up the default install),
>> so why do we let TM_RUBY default to /usr/bin/ruby rather than just  
>> ruby?

They definitely shouldn't be using /usr/bin/ruby. It's most likely due  
to my dim memories of PATH not resolving properly at some point  
earlier in TM's life.

(That said, those systems are broken and should be reinstalled. When  
things normally shipped with the system get munged, various other  
parts of the system and/or third-party apps stop working or start  
behaving mysteriously. Modifying Apple-installed binaries is a really  
bad idea. </rant>)


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