[Rubygems-developers] gem update --except ferret

Jim Weirich jim.weirich at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 07:32:25 EST 2006

On 11/27/06, Dominic Sisneros <dsisnero at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am on a windows machine and when I try to do a gem update, it always
> fails after trying to update ferret, which has a windows compiled version a
> few versions behind the current native compiled on the fly version.
> What I was wondering, if there could be a option to exclude a gem from
> trying to update,
> i.e.; gem update --except ferret

There is no current option for that, however ...

or, if there can be a command line option to list gems needing to be
> updated, which we can then do individually
> gem update --list_outdated  --> [out1, out2,..]

This already works.  For example:

   gem update rake flexmock

will update both gems.

-- Jim Weirich    jim at weirichhouse.org     http://onestepback.org
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