[Rubygems-developers] Persistent URI for rubyforge rubygems downloads?

Tom Copeland tom at infoether.com
Mon Nov 10 23:53:35 EST 2008


On Nov 10, 2008, at 8:12 PM, Chad Woolley wrote:

> This should be a rubyforge support question, but I thought I'd ask  
> here first to get input to write a coherent ticket...
>
> There are often occasions where I want to script a fresh download  
> and install of the latest rubygems - especially since the auto- 
> update doesn't work in 1.2.0.
>
> However, with each release, the mirror seems to change.  It actually  
> seems to be an annoying rule that a mirror that worked for the prior  
> release (e.g. 1.3.0) doesn't work for a newer release (1.3.1).
>
> Is there anyway rubyforge can be configured to provide a non- 
> mirrored url for the latest rubygems, or a proxy which will always  
> redirect to a valid mirror?

The RubyForge file downloads are more or less round-robined between  
the various mirror servers... I say "more or less" because some server  
are handed more requests than others.  But all the mirrors should be  
serving all files after the rsync'ing process has finished...

Yours,

Tom



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