Gems problem

Hi all,

I cannot get gem install x to work at all.

[Spikefish:/Users/web] root# gem install rubyzip
Attempting local installation of ‘rubyzip’
Local gem file not found: rubyzip*.gem
Attempting remote installation of ‘rubyzip’
Updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/timeout.rb:42:in rbuf_fill': execution expired (Timeout::Error) from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:196:intimeout’
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/timeout.rb:55:in timeout' from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:196:inrbuf_fill’
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:160:in readuntil' from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:171:inreadline’
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:1554:in read_status_line' from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:1538:inread_new’
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:833:in request' ... 25 levels... from /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/cmd_manager.rb: 92:inprocess_args’
from /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/cmd_manager.rb:
65:in run' from /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/gem_runner.rb:9:inrun’
from /usr/bin/gem:17
[Spikefish:/Users/web] root#

I’ve never had a problem previously, the only thing that may be
affecting it is that I’m currently checking out a large amount of
source files from a remote svn repo, but other network apps are fine
(web/mail/im/svn etc).

Any ideas? Is the gem server down?

Thanks
Kev

That seems like a network problem, possibly from RubyForge. Can you
download the gem to your machine and install it locally?

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