[Rubygems-developers] Fwd: Weird gem problem, might be pretty dangerous

Gregory Brown gregory.t.brown at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 14:02:11 EST 2006

Hey guys,

I had a strange problem on RubyForge and have forwarded it to you on
Tom Copeland's request to see if you could shed some light on what
went wrong.

Many thanks.  Greg

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gregory Brown <gregory.t.brown at gmail.com>
Date: Feb 21, 2006 1:42 PM
Subject: Weird gem problem, might be pretty dangerous
To: Tom Copeland <tom at infoether.com>

i originally released two gems, ruport and ruport-lean

On windows and debian, when I type gem install ruport
it grabs ruport-lean instead!

I deleted ruport-lean and renamed it to lean-ruport to avoid the ambiguity.
ruport-lean has not been taken out of rotation yet though, and it has
been overnight

But this leads me to think this might be really dangerous.

What would happen if I made a gem called rails-is-totally-awesome.

Would that break gem install rails   ??

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