gem mirror failing with 404 and 503 errors

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26 Nov, 2012 05:45 PM

I started trying to create an internal RubyGems mirror last week, but kept running into the same problem when running "gem mirror -V". I am able to initially download 102,267 gems of the 245,759 available. The problem is:

404 on attribute-kit-0.1.0.gem
404 on engen-0.1.3.gem
404 on alpha_omega-0.0.40.gem
404 on ghostplus-0.0.1.gem
404 on hmx_client-0.0.9.gem
404 on health_check-0.2.3.gem
404 on hmx_client-0.0.8.gem
ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::Mirror::Fetcher::Error)
    unexpected response #<Net::HTTPServiceUnavailable 503 Service Unavailable readbody=false>

Does anyone know how to get around these errors or what to do to get the entire GEM repository downloaded given these errors?

Thanks for the assistance.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 19 Dec, 2012 01:27 AM

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    Ugh. Do you have a list of everything that failed?

  2. 2 Posted by sswartz on 19 Dec, 2012 03:07 AM

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    At the time I submitted this that was the complete list. The download/mirroring stopped when it encountered the 503 error.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 10 Jan, 2013 04:14 PM

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    Yanked all of these. Let me know if you find more.

  4. Nick Quaranto closed this discussion on 10 Jan, 2013 04:14 PM.

  5. sswartz re-opened this discussion on 28 Feb, 2013 07:05 PM

  6. 4 Posted by sswartz on 28 Feb, 2013 07:05 PM

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    On 2/28/2013 I am encountering a "404" error for the gems "milia-0.3.14.gem" and "jenkins-0.6.7.gem". Immediately after encountering that problem I get the aforementioned error:

    ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::Mirror::Fetcher::Error)
    unexpected response #

    I still have not been able to download the entire RubyGems repository because of this error.

  7. 5 Posted by sswartz on 28 Feb, 2013 07:06 PM

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    Let me try that again. The aforementioned error message is:

    ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::Mirror::Fetcher::Error)
    unexpected response #

  8. 6 Posted by sswartz on 28 Feb, 2013 07:07 PM

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    Something weird is happening with the cut and paste of the error message. It is the aforementioned 503 error message.

  9. 7 Posted by sswartz on 28 Feb, 2013 09:02 PM

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    And, several more gems giving 404 errors:


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