Issue #1857 has been updated by Mark Moseley.


> Maybe if you fail to find the exact same release on ftp, you can fall
> back to svn? That's no longer a pure ruby solution, but I think it's
> better to try svn and go ahead and fail if it's not installed, rather
> than fail outright if the file isn't in ftp.

The tips are easy to get via HTTP (http://svn.ruby-lang.org/repos/ruby/trunk/), but I'm not sure where that would be useful. If I pull a revision from svn, then, how do I know which one?

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