Gem mirrors down?


#1

There seem to be some gem mirrors down right now. One example is
http://rubyforge-gems.ruby-forum.com/gems/

There are at least a few others that are redirects from
http://gems.rubyforge.org/
that are down (xaop, mmmultiworks). Does rubyforge monitor the mirrors
at all?

Is there a way for me to specify a specific mirror for gem to use for
installs?

– Mark.


#2

On Nov 10, 2008, at 11:17 AM, Mark T. wrote:

There seem to be some gem mirrors down right now. One example is
http://rubyforge-gems.ruby-forum.com/gems/

Hm, seems to be OK from here:

http://rubyforge-gems.ruby-forum.com/gems/rails-2.1.1.gem

Is that URL not responding for you?

There are at least a few others that are redirects from http://gems.rubyforge.org/
that are down (xaop, mmmultiworks). Does rubyforge monitor the mirrors
at all?

Yup, we have a “mirrorwatch” script that moves gems in and out of
rotation if they go offline.

Is there a way for me to specify a specific mirror for gem to use for
installs?

Hm, I think not at the moment… I think the gem indexes are not
mirrored, just the gems. Would be good to do that, though, probably…

Yours,

Tom


#3

On Nov 10, 10:42 pm, Tom C. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

On Nov 10, 2008, at 11:17 AM, Mark T. wrote:

There seem to be some gem mirrors down right now. One example is
http://rubyforge-gems.ruby-forum.com/gems/

Hm, seems to be OK from here:

http://rubyforge-gems.ruby-forum.com/gems/rails-2.1.1.gem

Is that URL not responding for you?

It is, so I guess my test was faulty. I assumed the indexes were
mirrored too.

Is there a way for me to specify a specific mirror for gem to use for
installs?

Hm, I think not at the moment… I think the gem indexes are not
mirrored, just the gems. Would be good to do that, though, probably…

Thanks,
– Mark.