On Aug 9, 2005, at 10:18 AM, Dale Martenson wrote:

> I build my own gems as a way to distribute a variety of utilities  
> where I work. What is the best way to install updates?
>
> If I distribute a new gem file, provided by email/ftp/web how can a  
> user install the update? Should they just re-install? "gem update  
> <blah>" doesn't seem to have a "--local" option. If you place the  
> file in your current directory, it seems to be ignored and I am not  
> sure how to specify a gem update file. While "gem install" will  
> automatically look both for the gem locally and remotely, "gem  
> update" doesn't.
>
> Maybe, this is a bad question since "gem update" is meant to look  
> for updates that are not locally available. But this doesn't seem  
> consistent with the way "gem install works".
>
> How difficult is it to implement a simple gem server?
>
>
>

$ gem_server
On the command line. This serves you rdoc documentation and it can  
act as a local gem repository server. I've never set up the local  
repo so perhaps someone else can chime in./ But it already has  
features to do exactly what you want.
HTH-
-Ezra Zygmuntowicz
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