Error fetching remote gem cache

I am getting this error when trying to install rails:

gem install rails --include-dependencies

Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::RemoteSourceException)
    Error fetching remote gem cache: timed out fetching http://gems.rubyforge.org/yaml

I am doing this on my laptop running windows XP SP2. I am connected
to the internet via wifi at my home (DSL, no proxy). I also tried
this to see more debugging info:

gem install rails --include-dependencies --debug

Exception `Errno::ENOENT' at c:/Tools/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/
rubygems/confi
g_file.rb:51 - No such file or directory - C:\Documents and Settings
\pku/.gemrc
Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
Exception `Timeout::Error' at c:/Tools/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/timeout.rb:54
- executi
on expired
Exception `Gem::RemoteFetcher::FetchError' at c:/Tools/ruby/lib/ruby/
site_ruby/1
.8/rubygems/remote_fetcher.rb:53 - timed out fetching http://gems.rubyforge.org/
yaml.Z
Exception `Timeout::Error' at c:/Tools/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/timeout.rb:54
- executi
on expired
Exception `Gem::RemoteFetcher::FetchError' at c:/Tools/ruby/lib/ruby/
site_ruby/1
.8/rubygems/remote_fetcher.rb:53 - timed out fetching http://gems.rubyforge.org/
yaml
Exception `Gem::RemoteSourceException' at c:/Tools/ruby/lib/ruby/
site_ruby/1.8/r
ubygems/source_index.rb:288 - Error fetching remote gem cache: timed
out fetchin
g http://gems.rubyforge.org/yaml
ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::RemoteSourceException)
    Error fetching remote gem cache: timed out fetching http://gems.rubyforge.or
g/yaml
removing C:/DOCUME~1/pku/LOCALS~1/Temp/open-uri.2812.0...done
removing C:/DOCUME~1/pku/LOCALS~1/Temp/open-uri.2812.2...done
removing C:/DOCUME~1/pku/LOCALS~1/Temp/open-uri.2812.1...done

Help!

Pei

Hmm, is there something wrong the the rubyforge server? I just tried
to load http://gems.rubyforge.org/yaml in Firefox browser -- I got
first part of the page, but it never reached EOF (after 5
minutes)... ?

You stated that you are not behind a proxy, but that is the exact
error you get when you are behind a proxy and don't use the -p option.

Try:
$gem cleanup
...
$gem update

before trying to install Rails.

I just tried in the browser here at work.

Its an 8.19 MB file. What is your connection speed?

ok, after a couple of days of unable to download the yaml files, i can
do it now and gem install rails is working now. i guess it was a load
issue somewhere in the internet or gem server that has been resolved.

thx

Pei

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