Gem name was taken, but didn't show up in search

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Tom Scott

12 Oct, 2012 08:22 PM

I took some time before developing a gem for RubyGems to do a few searches and make sure my name wasn't taken. After going through a few names, I decided on "rain" because after searching, it seemed that there were no gems on RubyGems that matched that name. I spent about 5 or so days developing this gem under the name Rain. Today, right before I was going to publish, a co-worker informed me of http://rubygems.org/gems/rain, which has the following text: "This gem has been yanked, but it is still available for download for other gems that may have depended on it."

What I'd like to know is why was this yanked, and is it possible to replace this gem with one of my own, if it's not really in use on a distribution level?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 12 Oct, 2012 08:26 PM

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    You can push to it and take it over, just push any version except for these:

    https://rubygems.org/gems/rain/versions

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