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Installing ruby gems in Debian with stow

rubygems, otoh, is what most ruby developers use for package management especially the rails people. The problem with rubygems is it creates a conflict with a distribution’s package management.
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stow is a /usr/local organizer. You install your software under /usr/local/stow/{software} and use stow commands to link and unlink your software in /usr/local. The advantage of this is that removing installed software under stow is just a matter of rm -rf /usr/local/stow/{software}. Of course, that’s assuming you’ve already uninstalled (or unlink) your files. If not, then you can cleanup dangling symlinks using, well, a program called symlinks.

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