Rubygems mirror

If you’re a RubyGems user, you can’t have missed how slow it is, even with the new mirroring system.

To speed it up a bit for me, I setup a mirror. You’re free to use it for your own needs if you find it speedier, here’s the URLs :

http://gems.tron.name/gems.rubyforge.org/

and

http://gems.tron.name/gems.rubyonrails.com/

To use it only for a particular gem use :

gem install --source http://gems.tron.name/gems.rubyforge.org/ your_gem_name

To set it as the default for your gems add the next line to your ~/.gemrc :

gem: --source http://gems.tron.name/gems.rubyforge.org/ 

Sat, 06 May 2006 13:40

  1. By Merlyn Albery-Speyer 25/11/2007 at 21h42


    Thanks for this post and the mirror. I was getting really frustrated with the main site not delivering me the whole yaml file.

  2. By MegaKillerXXX 28/03/2008 at 12h40


    Thank you my hero

  3. By Nick 23/05/2008 at 21h38


    Yeah, thanks. Would be nice to know exactly how you created the mirror, though. Then I could stop using yours!

  4. By frustrated ruby newbie 10/06/2009 at 11h33


    thanks a lot, this rubyforge thing is offline now for the whole morning :(

  5. By Fonso 10/06/2009 at 12h50


    Thanks for the mirror :)

  6. By Björn 10/06/2009 at 14h23


    And thank you from me as well! rubyforge is down, down down today, so your mirror really is a saviour!!

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