Hi again Schalk,
I'm assuming from the command output that you didn't succeed in
installing the plugin because here's what I see on my machine:
script/plugin -v install git://github.com/jfrench/rakismet
Plugins will be installed using http
git clone --depth 1 git://github.com/jfrench/rakismet "/Users/rick/
Initialized empty Git repository in /Users/rick/test212/vendor/plugins/
remote: Counting objects: 45, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (34/34), done.
remote: Total 45 (delta 13), reused 43 (delta 11)
Receiving objects: 100% (45/45), 10.78 KiB, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (13/13), done.
And I get these results consistently with rails 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.0,
and 2.2.2. So I'm thinking the problem isn't with the jfrench site.
You can confirm this by trying to grab a different plugin, say
script/plugin install git://github.com/mislav/will_paginate.git
Bet that didn't work either, did it?
So I'm not sure what your problem is here but here's what I'd try.
Lets see if you can create anything in vendor/plugins. Cd to vendor/
plugins and run "git init". Do you now have a .git directory?
If not, your problem is directory access. Check ownership and
permissions. Is it possible you might have run "rails osd" as user1
and now you're user2?
Lets see if you can install either gem in a brand new project. So
start from "rails newname". Cd into newname/ and issue the script/
plugin command. Anything different here?