RubyGems Beta

RubyGems is a beta release for the upcoming 0.9.5 which adds
several new features and fixes several bugs.

To upgrade to the beta:

gem update --system --source

A tar.gz and .zip of the beta can also be downloaded for manual

Unpack either and run ruby setup.rb.

To file bugs:

When filing a bug, gem env output will be helpful in diagnosing the

If you find a bug where RubyGems crashes, please provide debug
output. You can do that with gem --debug the_command. For example:

$ gem --debug unknown_command
Exception RuntimeError' at [...]/rubygems/command_manager.rb:114 - Unknown command unknown_command ERROR: While executing gem ... (RuntimeError) Unknown command unknown_command [...]/rubygems/command_manager.rb:114:infind_command’
[…]/rubygems/command_manager.rb:103:in process_args' [...]/rubygems/command_manager.rb:74:inrun’
[…]/rubygems/gem_runner.rb:39:in `run’

== Changes Since

  • Backwards compatibility changes to the RubyGems index
  • Ruby 1.8.2 compatibility bugfix
  • -V now enables verbose instead of -v to avoid collision with –
  • RubyGems now generates .bat files instead of .cmd files

For the rest of the updates since RubyGems 0.9.4, see the RubyGems
Beta release notes: