gem error on Vista

Hi All,

I have to install a RoR development system on a new Vista notebook.

When I get to 'gem install anything' I get the following error.

c:\ruby>gem install mysql
ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::RemoteFetcher::FetchError)
    Errno::ECONNABORTED: An established connection was aborted by the
software i
n your host machine. reading http://gems.rubyforge.org/gems/mysql-2.7.3-mswin32.
gem

I have gem 1.1.0 installed

It does not appear to be a firewall issue !

This is Vista Business with SP1

cheers, Dave
p.s. Please no comments about getting a Mac - that line is getting
somewhat worn - I don't disagree that Mac is the best platform for RoR
development, but this is being set up for an overseas trip and I'm
also a Windows App developer, so to take two notebook is just not an
option !

are you running cmd as administrator?

Yes I am - thanks for that...
Dave

Jonzo wrote:

are you running cmd as administrator?

Shouldn't be necessary if Ruby and Rubygems are installed in their own
directory outside of \Programs.

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Phillip Gawlowski
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Here's a link to a thread that is mainly a flame war, but somewhere in
the mix they mentioned that gems were broken and you had to remove
gems.rubyonrails.org from your gems sources. This might not apply to
vista though, and I couldn't really see through the flames to find
more details on the solution, but here's the thread:

http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk/browse_thread/thread/d26b0b76b169fe1

Thanks, but did not appear to have anything relevant - will keep
trying...
cheers, Dave

Were you able to install any other gems successfully?

What version of MySQL are you using BTW? Probably not related, but
when I wrote up my recipe for Vista a couple of weeks ago, I ran in to
issues with MySQL and the gem (see
http://www.buildingwebapps.com/articles/20-setting-up-rails-on-windows-vista)
I actually left UAC turned off on one of my passes through the
instructions.

I've since received comments of folks running in to other problems
doing things like gem update --system and getting access violations.

I'm away from my Vista VM at the moment, so can't check my current
version numbers.

-Christopher

Thanks Chris - I actually ran through your guide to do this, so thanks
for that...

I have UAC turned off, so I assume this is not an issue.

I seemed to get the same type of error on any 'gem install ... '

I may not get back to this until the weekend, but I'll keep you
updated.

I also downloaded the InstandtRails install, but have not had time to
try that yet.
Let you know.
regards, Dave