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Invalid gemspec with "invalid date format in specification"

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26 Apr, 2011 12:33 PM

Building a gem with Ruby 1.9.2, rubygems 1.7.2

And then using the gem on Ruby 1.8.7

I get:

Invalid gemspec in [my.gemspec]: invalid date format in specification: "2011-04-25 00:00:00.000000000Z"

  1. 1 Posted by peter.royal on 26 Apr, 2011 12:35 PM

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    This is a pull request for this problem:

  2. 2 Posted by peter.royal on 03 May, 2011 12:24 PM

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    a workaround is to force syck when building the gem:

    YAML::ENGINE.yamler = 'syck'

  3. 3 Posted by Ryan Davis on 19 May, 2011 12:32 AM

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    This is now fixed and will go out in 1.8.3 or 1.9.0, whichever happens first.

  4. Ryan Davis closed this discussion on 19 May, 2011 12:32 AM.

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