[Rubygems-developers] gems.rubyforge.org/yaml corrupt?

Richard Kilmer rich at infoether.com
Wed Jun 28 12:28:26 EDT 2006


we are checking it out...

-rich

On Jun 27, 2006, at 7:58 PM, Jason Dusek wrote:

> hi,
>
> when i try to install something with gem, like this:
>
>      gem install postgresql
>
> i get a 'syntax error' and a bunch of yaml:
>
>   Attempting local installation of 'postgresql'
>   Local gem file not found: postgresql*.gem
>   Attempting remote installation of 'postgresql'
>   Updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
>   ERROR:  While executing gem ... (ArgumentError)
>       syntax error on line 142311, col 1177: `     - - ">"
>           - !ruby/object:Gem::Version
>             version: 0.0.0
>         version:
>       platform: ruby
>     </...etc...>
>
>
>     activesalesforce-0.0.2: !ruby/object:Gem::Specification
>     </...etc...>
>
> it turns out this happens whenever i try to install anything at all.
> my install of gem seems to be okay - i can run 'gem list' and the like
> without any trouble.
>
> the error line admonishes us "syntax error on line 142311, col 1177".
> i downloaded the yaml file from gems.rubyforge.org and tried to figure
> out what was wrong with it. if you go to line 142311, there's nothing
> special about it, except that it's not long enough to have a column
> 1177:
>
>     rubyforge_project: trestle
>
> however, the line below it is very long and has an non-numeric control
> sequence, \xFC, at column 1170. could this be the cause of the
> problem? i don't know - i'm not sure how to get gems to read a local
> copy of the yaml repository listing.
>
> if this isn't the right mailing list for this topic, please let me
> know. i'm new to ruby and would very much like to get off on the right
> foot.
> -- 
> _jsn
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