Feature #6769

rbinstall.rb: install both src and batch files separetely

Added by Luis Lavena over 4 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Target version:



Current behavior of rbinstall.rb is to concat bin scripts (erb, rake, rdoc, etc) along with a batchfile stub in a single file, resulting in erb.bat, rdoc.bat etc.

Those files works OK when invoked directly, but they do not support the following scenarios:

  • Invoke it like "ruby -S rake", which looks for extension-less script in the path (and that does not exist)

  • Cannot invoke those scripts from another script, example, from Rake, do "ruby 'rdoc'" will not work.

To circumvent this issue at RubyInstaller, we copied the original bin scripts and replaced the batchfile stubs with simple ones:


I would like to change rbinstall.rb to copy over verbatim bin scripts and simple batchfiles stubs.

That will solve the above two issues I mentioned plus open the scenario to a easy executable-based launcher, similar to gem-exefy:

To have identifiable scripts in list of process plus, customized firewall rules and remove the dreaded "Terminate batch job" prompt.

Before I start working on this, I wanted to know what do you think about this?

Thanks in advance for your feedback and looking forward your responses.


#1 [ruby-core:46622] Updated by Usaku NAKAMURA over 4 years ago

IMO, it's okay.

#2 [ruby-core:46724] Updated by Luis Lavena over 4 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Usaku NAKAMURA to Luis Lavena

Thank you Usa, will work on this.

#3 [ruby-core:48392] Updated by Koichi Sasada over 4 years ago


#4 [ruby-core:48403] Updated by Luis Lavena over 4 years ago

ko1 (Koichi Sasada) wrote:


Replied in , still working on a patch, might show some progress this weekend.

#5 [ruby-core:49935] Updated by Yusuke Endoh over 4 years ago

Luis, what's the status?

Yusuke Endoh

#6 [ruby-core:50053] Updated by Luis Lavena over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2.0.0 to next minor

Sorry, was unable to work on this while still working on the other bug/issues.

I'm moving this to next minor.

Either way, RubyInstaller binary distributions have been doing what this ticket describes.

Thank you.

#7 [ruby-core:50054] Updated by Yusuke Endoh over 4 years ago

Though it is better if it is implemented in this month, an accepted feature can be implemented up to code freeze (around Christmas).
If you are still having difficulties, it is okay to postpone to next minor.


Yusuke Endoh

#8 [ruby-core:71280] Updated by Luis Lavena over 1 year ago

  • Assignee changed from Luis Lavena to Nobuyoshi Nakada

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