Chad Fowler wrote:

> Thanks.  We've had several reports of similar things on Windows (and
> gotten quite a bit of data from some of them).  We'll have a look and
> release a patch as soon as we've got a fix.
> 
> Chad
> 


Here's a another data point, from my win2k box:

   Successfully built RubyGem
   Name: sources
   Version: 0.0.1
   File: sources-0.0.1.gem
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/installer.rb:139:in 
`generate_bin_scripts': You don't have write permissions into the c:/bin 
directory. (
Gem::FilePermissionError)
         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/installer.rb:69:in 
`install'
         from install.rb:144:in `install_rb'
         from install.rb:148




My Ruby instance lives n c:\ruby.
ruby 1.8.2 (2004-07-29) [i386-mswin32]

gems uninstall rubygems-update
fails, too.

James