[[Ruby 1.9:]] Etc.sysconfdir hides sysconfdir on windows
While checking on this issue https://gist.github.com/1981223 I found out that Etc.sysconfdir is inconsistently behaving between Linux and Windows.
This issue is related to rubygems also: https://github.com/rubygems/rubygems/pull/291
On linux you can change sysconfdir with:
and the calculated path will be available for rubygems and via Etc.sysconfdir
But on Windows users have no option to force a sysconfdir, they will always use default location (~ C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data).
Also this is not consistent to the documentation header for this function.
Is this intended behavior ?
I could see few occasions where it should be supported to allow switching to system location even --prefix / --sysconfdir was used, but this should be rather configurable not a forced setting.
Even if this is not being implemented/fixed could I get a statement if it is good for rubygems to follow Etc.sysconfdir behavior or it should rather using RbConfig::CONFIG['sysconfdir'] ?