[Rubygems-developers] Rubygems Errors

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Tue Jul 29 14:07:30 EDT 2008

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On Jul 28, 2008, at 14:00 PM, Matt White wrote:

> I recently upgraded a server's rubygems from 0.9.0 to 1.2.0. Upon  
> doing so, one of our apps that uses soap4r thinks all the security  
> certificates it sees are invalid (see Error 1 below).

Are you sure they are still valid and that this isn't just a  

> I tried reverting to 0.9.0,

You really, really, really don't want to do this, RubyGems 0.9.0 and  
earlier allow malicious gems to write files anywhere on the filesystem.

> irb(main):001:0> require 'rubygems'
> => true
> irb(main):002:0> require 'hpricot'
> NoMethodError: private method `specification_version=' called for  
> #<Gem::Specification:0xb7c8d1a8>

This method is most definitely not private in 1.2.0.  If you installed  
a gem with 1.2.0 then rolled back to an older rubygems you'll need to  
reinstall those gems.

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