On 9/4/08, Jon Garvin <jgarvin.lists / gmail.com> wrote:
> When running 'gem list --remote' on our linux and mac machines, we get a
> huge list of available gems, but when doing the same on a windows laptop
> in the office, we just get...
>
> *** REMOTE GEMS ***
>
> Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org/
>
>
> and then after a long while, it returns to the command line without
> listing any gems.
>
> Does anybody have a clue what's going on?  The laptop is on the network,
> and we can browse to http://gems.rugyforge.org/ just fine.
>
I have a similar problem.  I think it's a firewall/proxy thing.
Googling "ruby gem firewall" gives a bunch of promising results about
workarounds, but I haven't tried any yet.  I usually just download
through my browser then do a gem install -l.

-Adam