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Add support for the gemspec directive #1

jasonm opened this Issue Nov 17, 2010 · 3 comments


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assaf commented Nov 17, 2010

My way of building a Gem is to specify all the runtime dependencies in the .gemspec file, and reference that in Gemfile, adding only development/test dependencies there. For example:

This just means preserving the gemspec directive when creating the environment-specific Gemfiles.


josephholsten commented Jan 10, 2011

Fixed and tested in josephholsten/appraisal@5811c40


josephholsten commented Jan 10, 2011

Further thought (dreaming?) has made me realize this isn't a cure-all. The problem is that you want to ship a gem with loose version requirements (s.add_runtime_dependency('factory_girl', '~>1.3.0')), but you want appraisals with tight version requirements like

appraise "1.3.0" do
  gem "factory_girl", "1.3.0"
appraise "1.3.2" do
  gem "factory_girl", "1.3.2"

But this will just get you an error message like

You cannot specify the same gem twice with different version requirements. You specified: factory_girl (= 1.3.2) and factory_girl (~> 1.3.0)

What's really needed now is support for bundler to select the gem using both constraints. Reported as https://github.com/carlhuda/bundler/issues/issue/930

@sikachu sikachu closed this May 24, 2011

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