Add a vendor directory to your load path.
If you want to "specify your project's dependencies in a single place", check Dependencies (recommended).
If you want "a way to express and automatically install your project's Gem dependencies", check Isolate.
If you want "the best way to manage your application's dependencies", check Bundler.
There maybe other means to that same goal. Look's goal is way more modest: it allows you to add to your load path directories that respect the Ruby Packaging Standard.
Assuming you have the following project layout:
$ tree |-- my_project.rb `-- vendor `-- foo-0.0.1 `-- lib `-- foo.rb
You can easily configure your project to require
vendor/foo-0.0.1/lib/foo with this command:
$ cat my_project.rb require "look" Look.at File.dirname(__FILE__) puts Foo.inspect
The only argument you need to provide is the directory where you want to search for the vendor directory.
You can optionally supply a second argument, which is the glob used for adding directories to your load path:
Look.at File.dirname(__FILE__), "gems/*/lib"
The second parameter defaults to
vendor/*/lib. You can run
as many times as needed, so you can have both
How to put those libraries inside
vendor is out of the scope of this
project. One idea is to use the
gem unpack command, but you are free
$ sudo gem install look
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