can not download rubygems zip

Vincent's Avatar


16 Jul, 2013 05:09 AM

I come here and select ZIP. it downloads in a second and shows as 439KB compressed file (not even a folder. when i click on it it tells me Application Not Found. any guesses why?

  1. 1 Posted by Vincent on 16 Jul, 2013 05:16 AM

    Vincent's Avatar

    I am not updating anything. Trying to install gems for the first time. Not behind a firewall. I actually did downloaded ZIP folder once, but, when installing Ruby i forgot to check <associate it with rb files> and therefor wasn't able to open setup.rb file. I downloaded FileViewer that was supposed to open it. it didn't. but for some reason rubygems-2.0.4 folder became just some strange looking file. i uninstalled FileViewer, deleted rubygems zip file, reinstalled Ruby and trying to download rubygems zip again but it gives me Application Not Found.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Eric Hodel on 16 Jul, 2013 10:28 PM

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    I can download and unzip the file successfully.

    Here are various checksums for my downloaded

    $ md5
    MD5 ( = 603fca4346b8c4d021592c57c4c74861
    $ shasum -a 1
    $ shasum -a 512

    If your checksum matches you probably have some error in your zip decompression program.

    If your checksum does not match you probably have a connection problem.

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