[Rubygems-developers] Persistent URI for rubyforge rubygems downloads?
luislavena at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 06:14:14 EST 2008
On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 6:37 AM, Chad Woolley <thewoolleyman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 9:53 PM, Tom Copeland <tom at infoether.com> wrote:
>> 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...
> That doesn't appear to be the case. For example, this link is still valid:
> However, this one (manually edited to point to 1.3.1) is not:
> I can only download 1.3.1 if I use this different mirror (linked from the
> rubygems files page):
> ...which means I had to update the URL in my scripts.
> Regardless, even if the 43985 mirror worked for 1.3.1, it still wouldn't be
> enough to make scripts stable because:
> 1. A currently-valid mirror could go offline in the future
> 2. There is still no generic url to grab the "latest" without hardcoding the
> version in the url - which means scripts must still be updated even if all
> mirrors worked and stayed around forever.
45905 like 43985 (for 1.3.0) refers to the release package in GForce
software, is not a permanent URL that you can reference.
We deal the same while updating rubyinstaller scripts.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from
the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent
disinclination to do so.
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