Gems 1.3.0 updates itself every time?


#1

On both my Mac (OS X 10.5.5) and my Linux box (Fedora Core 9), gems 1.2
needed the help of “gem install rubygems-update;update_rubygems” to get
to 1.3.0. Now, every time I do a “gem update --system”, it reinstalls
1.3.0, instead of claiming “Nothing to update”.

Is this a known problem with the transition to 1.3? Obviously, the
solution is “don’t do that, Jay”; I just want to make sure it’s not a
symptom of a deeper problem on my systems.

Jay L.


#2

The same thing happens with me on my Ubuntu 8.04 installation.

Regards,
Yaser S.

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 8:18 PM, Jay L.
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#3

On Oct 21, 2008, at 10:18 AM, Jay L. wrote:

On both my Mac (OS X 10.5.5) and my Linux box (Fedora Core 9), gems
1.2 needed the help of “gem install rubygems-update;update_rubygems”
to get to 1.3.0. Now, every time I do a “gem update --system”, it
reinstalls 1.3.0, instead of claiming “Nothing to update”.

Is this a known problem with the transition to 1.3? Obviously, the
solution is “don’t do that, Jay”; I just want to make sure it’s not
a symptom of a deeper problem on my systems.

There’s a bug:

http://rubyforge.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=22267&group_id=126&atid=575

But it’s not a high priority. Other than wasting some time, this
behavior should be harmless.