[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.

Luis Lavena
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