Updating a gem without the original source?

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Andy Hamilton

07 Feb, 2013 06:33 PM


I'm in a bit of a pickle. About a year ago I made a pretty simple gem and uploaded it. It got about 450 downloads which I'm proud of, but I completely forgot about it up until now! Having switch computers and harddrives, I don't actually have the original source sadly. I downloaded the gem today and grabbed the source from the downloaded gem. I've added some new features and stuff and now want to reupdate the gem. I still have access to the account the gem is linked to! Can anybody give me a hand?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 20 Feb, 2013 01:42 AM

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    Hey there,

    I'm not sure what you're asking about: What gem, and do you not have access to the account that owns it?

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