Installing gems from local machine only w/dependencies on wi


#1

I’m on WinXP, Ruby 1.8.5, Gems 0.9.

I’m trying to install a gem that depends on other gems, all doing this
locally without an internet connection. The Rails gem is a good
example and the one that I’m experimenting with.

First I downloaded the Rails-related gems:

C:\dev\gems>dir
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 14E7-0D73

Directory of C:\dev\gems

01/10/2007 02:19 PM .
01/10/2007 02:19 PM …
11/28/2006 03:50 PM 81,920 actionmailer-1.2.5.gem
11/28/2006 03:50 PM 530,432 actionpack-1.12.5.gem
11/28/2006 03:51 PM 67,072 actionwebservice-1.1.6.gem
11/28/2006 03:50 PM 349,696 activerecord-1.14.4.gem
11/28/2006 03:50 PM 49,152 activesupport-1.3.1.gem
11/28/2006 03:51 PM 144,896 rails-1.1.6.gem
6 File(s) 1,223,168 bytes

And then I tried to install the rails gem, telling it to install all
the other gems too, and only use the local machine from which to find
the dependencies:

C:\dev\gems>gem install rails-1.1.6.gem --include-dependencies --local

ERROR: Error installing gem rails-1.1.6.gem[.gem]: rails requires
activesupport = 1.3.1

I don’t know why I’m getting this error.

I’m assuming that --local means it should just look on the local
machine, or is that wrong?

Or is there a more obvious/easier way to do this? I’m tired of
installing each gem one at a time :slight_smile: But more importantly I’m just
trying to learn the rules about how the Gems installer works.

Any ideas? Thanks!

Jeff


#2

On 1/10/07, Jeff removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Volume Serial Number is 14E7-0D73
11/28/2006 03:51 PM 144,896 rails-1.1.6.gem
ERROR: Error installing gem rails-1.1.6.gem[.gem]: rails requires

Any ideas? Thanks!

Jeff

You can pass more gems on the commandline, you’ll need to pass them
in the correct order, however (from the least dependent to the most
dependent ones).

Besides that, it’s possible that an easier way exists.


#3

On Jan 10, 2007, at 13:10, Jeff wrote:

And then I tried to install the rails gem, telling it to install all
the other gems too, and only use the local machine from which to find
the dependencies:

C:\dev\gems>gem install rails-1.1.6.gem --include-dependencies --local

RubyGems doesn’t currently support this. I’ve got it scheduled for
0.9.2.


Eric H. - removed_email_address@domain.invalid - http://blog.segment7.net

I LIT YOUR GEM ON FIRE!


#4

Eric H. wrote:

RubyGems doesn’t currently support this. I’ve got it scheduled for
0.9.2.

Awesome! Thanks a lot, Eric.

Jeff