[Rubygems-developers] rubygems over dialup

Todd Fisher todd.fisher at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 21:19:27 EDT 2007


Also, all the gems have real URLs... if you know the path you can wget or
curl the file directly and then install locally...
-Todd

On 11/3/07, Brian Sammon <rubygems-list at brisammon.fastmail.fm> wrote:
>
> > Does anyone out there use rubygems over dialup?
> > Am I correct in my understanding that it wants to download a 12MB index
> file
> > before installing anything?
> > I tried to install a package, and killed rubygems after 15 minutes
> because I
> > was tired of waiting for it.
> > Does anyone have any practical suggestions for using rubygems 0.9.4 with
> a
> > dialup connection?
>
> Okay... "gem install -l ./package.gem" is pretty fast.
>
> > Also, what about a progressbar feature?  Is anyone working on that?
>
> Currently gem (0.9.4) provides no feedback about what it's doing (or if
> it's
> doing anything) during the 12MB download.  On a dialup connection, it
> looks
> like gem is hung.
> Perhaps this is the answer to the (currently unanswered) FAQ #3.2
> (http://docs.rubygems.org/read/chapter/19#page96)
>
>
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