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2.0.1 Released

NOTE: This release has been yanked due to a bug in HTTPS handling that may leave you unable to install gems or upgrade RubyGems. 2.0.2 has been released to address these issues.

RubyGems 2.0.1 is a bug-fix release. To update to the latest RubyGems you can run:

gem update --system

To install RubyGems by hand see the Download RubyGems page. To downgrade RubyGems see how to upgrade/downgrade RubyGems.

Bug fixes:

  • HTTPS URLs are preferred over HTTP URLs. RubyGems will now attempt to upgrade any HTTP source to HTTPS. Credit to Alex Gaynor.
  • Lazily load API credentials to avoid failure during RubyGems installation. Bug #465 by Isaac Sanders.
  • RubyGems now picks the latest prerelease to install. Fixes bug #468 by Santiago Pastorino.
  • Improved detection of missing Zlib::GzipReader encoding support. Works around JRuby-only bug #472 by Matt Beedle.
  • “Done installing documentation” is no longer displayed when documentation generation is disabled. Fixes bug #469 by Jeff Sandberg
  • The existing executable check now respects –format-executable. Pull request #471 by Jeremy Evans.
  • RubyGems no longer creates gem subdirectories when fetching gems. Fixes #482 by Loren Segal.
  • RubyGems does not require OpenSSL like RubyGems 1.8, but still prefers it. Fixes #481 by André Arko.
  • RubyGems only fetches specs for list, search and query commands when needed like RubyGems 1.x. Fixes bug #487 by bitbuerster, Ruby bug #8019 by Ike Miller.
  • Allow specification of mode for gem subdirectory creation. Ruby bug #7713 by nobu
  • Fix tests when an ‘a.rb’ exists. Ruby bug #7749 by nobu.
Eric Hodel