Can I take over a gem name which repo does not exists anymore?

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frozon

05 Nov, 2012 08:52 PM

Hello,

I was looking for a passbook gem and found: http://rubygems.org/gems/passbook
But the repository does not exists anymore so I decided to develop a new one: https://github.com/frozon/passbook

I would like to know if it is possible to push my gem named passbook on the one already on rubygems.org
knowing that this one does not exists anymore.

Thanks regarding to your answer.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 19 Dec, 2012 01:10 AM

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    I've added tmilewski to this thread...we usually try to resolve this by talking to the owner first.

    The easiest way to solve this is rename your gem to something else, and just keep shipping!

  2. 2 Posted by Tom Milewski on 21 Dec, 2012 06:23 PM

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    Hey Nick!

    I had big plans for this gem but time simply didn't allow for it. :-/

    I'm more than happy to allow @frozon to take over the gem name. Just let me know what you need me to do.

    Thanks for the heads up!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 10 Jan, 2013 04:31 PM

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    I've added frozon as an owner to the passbook gem, you're free to remove Tom, yank the existing version(s), and move on from there.

  4. Nick Quaranto closed this discussion on 10 Jan, 2013 04:31 PM.

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