Gems:unpack dosn't deploy hpricot



I’m trying to unpack hpricot to my vendor/gems direcotry.

i have config.gem “hpricot” in my environment.rb file

but when i run “rake gems:unpack” it dosn’t do anything. Is there any
special mesures thats needs to be done.

I running Vista with rails 2.2.2 and have hpricot gem (0.6.164).

I’ve successfully unpacked several other gems with this method.

Any suggestions would be very welcome




I found some suggestion online to do a manual unpack through the gem
command in the vendor/gem directory instead “gem unpack hpricot”.

However when i start the server it errors out because it doesn’t seem to
be able to handle the gem naming conventions on win32

initialize': Malformed version number string mswin32 (ArgumentError) from c:/prog/rubyl/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-2.2.2/lib/rails/vendor_gem_source_index.rb:105:innew’
version_for_dir' from c:/prog/rubyl/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-2.2.2/lib/rails/vendor_gem_source_index.rb:47:inrefresh!’

When i look at the code it seems to be parsing for the version number of
the gem “hpricot-0.6.164-x86-mswin32”

Is this an known issue ?


I found a workaround sort of. I changed the regexp in the

def version_for_dir(d)
matches = /-([^-]+)$/.match(d)
matches.to_a.each { | x | puts “Match {#{x}}” }[1]) if matches

def version_for_dir(d)
matches = /-(\d+.\d+.\d+)/.match(d)
matches.to_a.each { | x | puts “Match {#{x}}” }[1]) if matches

Seems to load the gems fine now. However having very limited skill in
crafting regexp I don’t know if this will work in all cases so if anyone
have a better one i’m all ears :slight_smile:


I have the exact same problem. It does not only appear with hpricot,
but with all gems containing “mswin32” in the version string. is there
an “official” fix for this?



On 1 Jan., 22:03, Mikael R. removed_email_address@domain.invalid