Unable to install Rails through proxy

I am new to Rails and have been facing difficulty while installing
rails. I have already installed Ruby and RubyGems on my machine by
downloading the packages. But when I install Rails through RubyGems
through a HTTP Proxy , I am thrown an error. Below is the details of
the command and the exception i am getting :

Command Executed :
C:\Documents and Settings\Users\Desktop>gem install rails -v 3.0.1 -p
http://mydomain\myUserID:[email protected]:Port

Error thrown :

ERROR: While executing gem … (OptionParser::InvalidArgument)
invalid argument: -p http://myDomain\MyUserID:[email protected]:80

Please note that mydomain is the domain to which my User ID belongs.
The authentication is ISA i believe.

Would appreciate some help in this.

Thanks in advance

S

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 4:58 AM, rubynewbie
[email protected]wrote:

Error thrown :

S

Since you are calling an http proxy I don’t think you need to specify
http:// on the URL. I could be wrong. I don’t have a proxy to test
against
to confirm this.

B.

The problem is not inclusion of http:// in the URL(I tried without
that). On the contrary I suspect the reason to be on how to specify
the domain in the URL. Is my way of specifying the domain right?

C:\Documents and Settings\Users\Desktop>gem install rails -v 3.0.1 -p
http://MYDOMAIN\myUserID:[email protected]:Port

Thanks,

S

Thanks Bryan. I tried this as well as Using a Fiddler as a proxy. But
I found that the downloads are being blocked based on the content by
the firewall. Generally arbitrary Software Downloads are not permitted
in my company.
Theres a separate department which manages Software Downloads
based on requests they get for it and they provide us with the
installables. I have to approach them. But just worried how am I going
to explain the Rails packaging / installation procedure to them in
order for them to give me a Zip file that has all Rails and its
dependent gems. I think I may have to give up.
Wouldn’t it be great if Rails has all the gems bundled into a
single archived file available for download? Thats how most Softwares
like Netbeans, Eclipse,Glassfish, JBOSS, Apache, MySQL, Postgre SQL ,
etc are all delivered. This need not be at the cost doing away with
RubyGems installer and the benefits that come with it. Its just about
having the archived Rails and its dependencies available for download
in the Rails site.
Is there a way I can take this as a request to the guys in charge
of Rails?

Thanks,
S

Would appreciate a workaround for this.

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 9:54 AM, rubynewbie
[email protected]wrote:

The problem is not inclusion of http:// in the URL(I tried without
that). On the contrary I suspect the reason to be on how to specify
the domain in the URL. Is my way of specifying the domain right?

C:\Documents and Settings\Users\Desktop>gem install rails -v 3.0.1 -p
http://MYDOMAIN\myUserID:[email protected]:Port

I found this on StackOverflow where there were discussing setting the
http-proxy environment variable for ISA to install a gem on Windows from
behind a proxy. I don’t think you need the domain if your admin has
specified a default one to authenticate against. However if they have
not,
one of the comments suggested URI encoding the backslash. So you new
string
would look like this:

http://MYDOMAIN http://mydomain/%5myUserID:[email protected]:Port

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4418/how-do-i-update-ruby-gems-from-behind-a-proxy-isa-ntlm

B.

On Apr 20, 12:46pm, Frederick C. [email protected]
wrote:

On 20 Apr 2011, at 08:25, rubynewbie [email protected] wrote:

Would appreciate a workaround for this.

Do the install on a non hobbled computer and then copy the gems across ?

Do i have to locate the gem files manually in order to zip them
into a single file to be installed elsewhere? Say i run “gem
dependency -r rails” which
returns me a list of say 100 gems. These gems are located in a
directory where there are already 1000 gem files which includes these
Rails and its dependent files also. Do I have to browse through the
file system manually to locate these 100 rails dependent gem
files(from the already existing 1000 files) in order to package/zip
them into a single file? Wouldn’t that be painful? Is there an
automated way of packaging the gem files which would take the output
from “gem dependency -r rails” and package them into a single file?

Thanks for taking the time to answer. Much appreciated.

(rubygems stashes a copy of the .gem files somewhere if my memory is
correct). You could also run gem server on this hypothetical machine
with the gems installed - this spawns a server capable of serving
gems, you’d just need to tell your ruby install to use it with the gem
sources command

On 20 Apr 2011, at 08:25, rubynewbie [email protected] wrote:

Would appreciate a workaround for this.

Do the install on a non hobbled computer and then copy the gems across ?
(rubygems stashes a copy of the .gem files somewhere if my memory is
correct). You could also run gem server on this hypothetical machine
with the gems installed - this spawns a server capable of serving gems,
you’d just need to tell your ruby install to use it with the gem sources
command

Fred

On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 6:37 AM, Frederick C. <
[email protected]> wrote:

files(from the already existing 1000 files) in order to package/zip
them into a single file? Wouldn’t that be painful? Is there an
automated way of packaging the gem files which would take the output
from “gem dependency -r rails” and package them into a single file?

Another thought which you might want to try is create a linux (i.e.
ubuntu)
vm (virtual box is free). And then you can just get virtual box at your
work
and then copy the file over. I would say though that you have a bit of a
rough road ahead if you plan to happily develop using rails at a company
which ties your hands on your dev machine, as whenever you need another
gem,
to update gems, etc you have the same problem.

Aside though, what Frederick says about rvm may also work out, just
given
the caveat above.

On Apr 20, 11:41am, rubynewbie [email protected] wrote:

into a single file to be installed elsewhere? Say i run “gem
dependency -r rails” which
returns me a list of say 100 gems. These gems are located in a
directory where there are already 1000 gem files which includes these
Rails and its dependent files also. Do I have to browse through the
file system manually to locate these 100 rails dependent gem
files(from the already existing 1000 files) in order to package/zip
them into a single file? Wouldn’t that be painful? Is there an
automated way of packaging the gem files which would take the output
from “gem dependency -r rails” and package them into a single file?

One way way would be to use rvm and work with a fresh gemset, that
gemset would only contain the gems installed during this process.

With bundler you can also do bundle package which will copy all of the
apps gems into vendor/cache although apparently this doesn’t handle
dependencies from git repositories. Your Gemfile.lock also includes a
list of all your dependencies.

Fred

Hello

You can use a gem called rubysspi which could be downloaded from
rubygems.org

then install it - it has no dependecies

now only for windows

  • copy the spa.rb file from your gems/rubysspi/spa.rb(if not here do
    find in the gem folder will get it). copy and paste it in
    C:\Ruby\lib\ruby\site_ruby\ folder.

after this

  • go to my computer - right click - properties
  • set environmental variables
  • HTTP_USER - domain username
  • HTTP_PASS - domain password
  • HTTP_PROXY - proxy server
  • HTTP_POR - proxy server port

This would help you install gems but you will have to use this command
to install gems >> ruby -rspa ‘c:\ruby\bin\gem’ install rails -y

I am not sure; this will help you; but it worked in my organization.

Thanks
Raghavendra

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