On Apr 14, 2008, at 06:58 AM, Michael T. Richter wrote:
> $ gem install rails
> Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyonrails.org/
> Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org/
> Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyonrails.org/
> ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::RemoteSourceException)
>     Error fetching remote gem cache: Errno::EPIPE: Broken pipe  
> reading http://gems.rubyonrails.org/yaml
>
> Question 1: Why is it "bulk updating" gems.rubyonrails.org twice?   
> (For that matter, why is it doing this each and every time I use gem  
> for anything?)
>
> Question 2: What's the issue behind the broken pipe on an URL?  Have  
> I screwed up something on my machine or is there some bizarre use of  
> pipes and URLs in effect here?

The output of gem env will help.