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

Greg Hauptmann greg.hauptmann.ruby at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 23:49:32 EDT 2008

Tks Eric,  so does this mean I'm really up for a manual install...can
one do manual gem installs?  do you think I should raise an issue with
my ISP, however I'm not exactly sure how I'd phase the support

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 5:22 AM, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
> 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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