Installing Plugins

Coming from Perl and familiar with CPAN, I’d like some info about installing plugins.

Basically, do I trust where the libraries are installed?

For example, I have installed the Liquid plugin (./script/plugin install http://liquid-markup.googlecode.com/svn/trunk ) and the installation directory is vendor/plugin/svn.

To me, this doesn’t seem to be correct. Surely it should be vendor/plugin/liquid. I don’t want to install libs as gems as I just want them application specific. I also don’t need SVN tips, I know how to rename an installation directory. My question is, what do I trust?

As an aside, I’ve installed RedCloth but I could only find it as a gem, is it possible to install a gem as a plugin? I’ve found these repositories but no joy.

CIA

-Ants

the installation directory is vendor/plugin/svn

I've seen that issue myself a couple of times. Never bothered to look
into it, I just renamed the folder manually.

it possible to install a gem as a plugin?

Check out the "gem unpack" command

I've found these repositories but no joy

github.com and gemcutter.org are the top places to look for RoR
plugins/gems.
You can install RedCloth as a plugin from github.