[Rubygems-developers] problems with 1.3.0 non-root autoinstall
thewoolleyman at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 03:27:19 EDT 2008
I've been using 1.3.0 off trunk for a few days. There seem to be some
bugs, haven't had time to look into them. Let me know if you want
First problem: I tried to "force" my gem home and gem path to always
be ~/.gem, by editing it in .gemrc. This seemed to have no immediate
effect, the system location was still used and reported in gem env.
However, after a while (and a reboot I think), this change "took
effect", and I suddenly no longer found any gems that were in my
system location. This was what I originally wanted, but something
must have been cached to prevent it from taking effect immediately.
ANyway, I didn't want to reinstall everything, so I commented out
gemhome and gempath in .gemrc. I'm not sure what was cached where, or
the correct way to clear it. I didn't want to blow away my whole
Second Problem: I cannot uninstall a gem that was installed under
~/.gem. Even though I can see it installed there, both 'gem
uninstall' and 'sudo gem uninstall' fail to find and uninstall it.
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