[Rubygems-developers] rubygems over dialup
drbrain at segment7.net
Fri Nov 9 16:41:16 EST 2007
On Nov 3, 2007, at 14:27 , Brian Sammon 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?
You can use the -B flag to force it to download ~ 9000 files instead,
but you have to wait for it to complete :/
> 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?
Manual local installations work :/
> Also, what about a progressbar feature? Is anyone working on that?
Unfortunately, open-uri does not support progressbars with HTTP, only
FTP. I'd like to have a progressbar, but it is not worth the effort
Poor workers blame their tools. Good workers build better tools. The
best workers get their tools to do the work for them. -- Syndicate Wars
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