Relocatable install patch?

So instead of trying to make a patch myself I saw in the archive Mike Wyer’s
patch for a relocatable ruby install.

(messages 68624 and 68638 start the two threads)

Has this ever been integrated? We’re packaging up
1.8.0 for internal distribution and it needs to be relocatable.

Based on those threads, however, it is still an install time option…

Ideally I’d need to be able to get $LOAD_PATH’s initial value set dynamically
based on an environment variable. Hrm… is that a big fat no-no? RUBYLIB
does the same thing, right?

Any advice is appreciated on how to proceed.