Massimiliano Mirra <list / chromatic-harp.com> wrote:
[...]
> Does the file `available' exist in the dir you setup as `var'?  This
> lets you know whether the Packages file was downloaded. 

It does exist but has a size of 0.
 
> Have you got writing permissions for the `var' directory when you
> launch `rapt update'?

urban@fish:~$ cat .rpkgrc 
source = http://www.allruby.com/rpkg unstable main
ext = /home/urban/lib/ruby/i686-linux
doc = /home/urban/lib/ruby/doc
lib = /home/urban/lib/ruby
test = /home/urban/lib/ruby/tests
var = /home/urban/lib/ruby/rpkg-var
bin = /home/urban/bin

As the whole thing is in my homedir I must have write permission.

Urban

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