[Rubygems-developers] Why is ruby gems always updating when using "--source" ?

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Wed May 14 07:29:36 EDT 2008


On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 6:05 AM, Lothar Scholz
<scholz at scriptolutions.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
>  when i did something pretty easy like
>  gem specification ackbar --remote --verbose --source "http://gems.rubyforge.org"
>

gems.rubyforge.org is the default, first gem repository rubygems will
use for the commands you indicate.


>  and have to wait a long long time, but without --source it does it
>  immediately (well still slow but at least without any updates).
>

When you explicitly indicates it, it skip the current local cache it
have for it and try downloading again.

HTH,
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