Example using a Gem::Package
Builds a .gem file given a Gem::Specification. A .gem file is a tarball which contains a data.tar.gz and metadata.gz, and possibly signatures.
require 'rubygems' require 'rubygems/package' spec = Gem::Specification.new do |s| s.summary = "Ruby based make-like utility." s.name = 'rake' s.version = PKG_VERSION s.requirements << 'none' s.files = PKG_FILES s.description = <<-EOF Rake is a Make-like program implemented in Ruby. Tasks and dependencies are specified in standard Ruby syntax. EOF end Gem::Package.build spec
Reads a .gem file.
require 'rubygems' require 'rubygems/package' the_gem = Gem::Package.new(path_to_dot_gem) the_gem.contents # get the files in the gem the_gem.extract_files destination_directory # extract the gem into a directory the_gem.spec # get the spec out of the gem the_gem.verify # check the gem is OK (contains valid gem specification, contains a not corrupt contents archive)
files are the files in the .gem tar file, not the ruby files in the gem extract_files and contents automatically call verify
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