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gem ignores --source

asked 2013-07-31 11:51:18 -0500

updated 2013-07-31 12:19:17 -0500

Stefan gravatar image

this is Puppet Enterprise 3 . . .

I have an environment with no external internet access. I've setup a ruby gem repo in that environment so that I can install gems used by my facter code. When the manifest runs it seems to ignore the --source argument. The command is clearly printed with my --source http://mygemserver:6789 but it tries to use 4 times and then fails.

I also tried adding /etc/gemrc with only my internal source and that didnt help.

If I run /opt/puppet/bin/gem install manually as root then it works, but it ... (more)

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answered 2013-07-31 12:32:01 -0500

Stefan gravatar image

This seems to be bug 18053. Do you have a $HOME/.gemrc file and if so can you print the content?

The HOME variable is unset when running puppet (due to issue 5224) and that is the only thing that should be different compared to running the gem command on the commandline.

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I do have a ~/.gemrc however the system also has a /etc/gemrc that does not rely on the $HOME env var

Ghost Rider gravatar imageGhost Rider ( 2013-07-31 12:51:04 -0500 )edit

cat /etc/gemrc --- :sources: - http://rubygems:6789/ :benchmark: false :backtrace: false :verbose: true :bulk_threshold: 1000 :update_sources: true

Ghost Rider gravatar imageGhost Rider ( 2013-07-31 12:58:58 -0500 )edit

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