First a problem that I am unsure is related. It seems that I can call
rdoc from a dos box ( obviously platform Win32-this case NT ) but not
from a bash ( cygwin ) shell. I don't know if this is related or not,
but I mention it because it might.

The problem at hand is simple, rdoc sometimes seems to install the
docs for a certain gem other times it doesn't. In several of these
other cases going into the directory where the gem is installed
( BTW "gem rdoc" fails to install it too, but does not report any
errors ) and running rdoc by hand seems to work. Also some of the
gems for which no documentation is installed have had documentation
generated in the past ( my Ruby installation was corrupt, so I
completely removed any traces and reinstalled it from scratch ).


Three examples of gems that did install are:
rake 
PrseTree
narf
three examples that failed are:
mechanize
fxruby
ZenHacks

So I have two questions: an idea what the problem itself is
and how do I fix it?

The other is: untill i do fix it, how can I take the hand generated
rdoc code and install it properly?

Thanks




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