Thursday, 4 September 2008

Snippet: monkey-patching a gem

Need to make a quick monkey patch to a gem you're using? Follow the steps below:

  1. If you don't have a vendor gems directory: svn mkdir vendor/gems
  2. cd vendor/gems
  3. Unpack the gem into your vendor/gems directory with
    unpack gem <the_gem_name>
  4. Checkin the above changes so you have a clean version of the gem to start with
  5. Make your monkey patches and check them in
  6. Make sure vendor/gems is in the loadpath for gems

And you're done

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