[Rubygems-developers] Better handling of corrupt gem downloads

Nathaniel Talbott ntalbott at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 11:13:38 EDT 2005

On a very clean box, I just tried to install rails, and had the
following happen:

  Attempting local installation of 'rails'
  Local gem file not found: rails*.gem
  Attempting remote installation of 'rails'
  Updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
  Install required dependency rake? [Yn]
  Install required dependency activesupport? [Yn]
  Install required dependency activerecord? [Yn]
  Install required dependency actionpack? [Yn]
  ERROR:  While executing gem ... (RuntimeError)
      No metadata found!

Deleting the actionpack gem file from gems/1.8/cache fixed it. Perhaps
there could/should be better support for a bad download?




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