[Rubygems-developers] rubygems / http://gems.rubyforge.org/ stability (RubyGems will revert to legacy indexes degrading performance)

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Wed Sep 10 15:22:31 EDT 2008

On Sep 7, 2008, at 17:05 PM, Greg Hauptmann wrote:

> Hi,  (I'm not sure if this is the appropriate forum to raise this?)
> I have been having stability issues with http://gems.rubyforge.org/
> over the last week.  Is this a known issue (i.e. trying work out if
> this is global or an issue at my end).
> For example I have been unsuccessful in getting "mysql" installed.  I
> get a "RubyGems will revert to legacy indexes degrading performance"
> output.  See below:
> =========================
> Macintosh-2:myequity greg$ sudo gem install mysql
> Password:
> WARNING:  RubyGems 1.2+ index not found for:
> RubyGems will revert to legacy indexes degrading performance.
> Updating metadata for 23 gems from http://gems.rubyforge.org/
> ERROR:  While executing gem ... (NoMethodError)
>    undefined method `full_name' for #<String:0x1b93218>
> Macintosh-2:myequity greg$
> Macintosh-2:myequity greg$
> =========================

I've not heard of anybody else with this problem on IRC or on the ruby- 
talk mailing list.  I suspect that you're behind a proxy, as the file  
RubyGems is looking for is most certainly there.

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