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