Gem in a Box – Really simple rubygem hosting
Geminabox lets you host your own gems, and push new gems to it just like with rubygems.org. The bundler dependencies API is supported out of the box. Authentication is left up to either the web server, or the Rack stack. For basic auth, try Rack::Auth.
Tested on Mac OS X 10.8.2 Ruby 1.9.3-392 Tests fail on Ruby 2.0.0-p0
gem install geminabox
Create a config.ru as follows:
require "rubygems" require "geminabox" Geminabox.data = "/var/geminabox-data" # ... or wherever run Geminabox::Server
Legacy RubyGems index
RubyGems supports generating indexes for the so called legacy versions (< 1.2), and since it is very rare to use such versions nowadays, it can be disabled, thus improving indexing times for large repositories. If it's safe for your application, you can disable support for these legacy versions by adding the following configuration to your config.ru file:
Geminabox.build_legacy = false
Geminabox can be configured to pull gems, it does not currently have, from rubygems.org. To enable this mode you can either:
Set RUBYGEM_PROXY to true in the environment:
Or in config.ru (before the run command), set:
Geminabox.rubygems_proxy = true
If you want Geminabox to carry on providing gems when rubygems.org is unavailable, add this to config.ru:
Geminabox.allow_remote_failure = true
Geminabox uses the HTTPClient gem to manage its connections to remote resources. The relationship is managed via Geminabox::HttpClientAdapter.
If you would like to use an alternative HTTP gem, create your own adapter and specify it in config.ru:
Geminabox.http_adapter = YourHttpAdapter.new
It is recommend (but not essential) that your adapter inherits from HttpAdapter. The adapter will need to replace HttpAdapter's methods with those specific to the alternative HTTP gem. It should also be able to handle HTTP proxy settings.
Defining your own adapter also allows you to configure Geminabox to use the local systems SSL certificates.
TemplateFaradayAdapter is provided as an example of an alternative HTTPAdapter.
Since version 0.10, Geminabox supports the standard gemcutter push API:
gem push pkg/my-awesome-gem-1.0.gem --host HOST
You can also use the gem plugin:
gem install geminabox gem inabox pkg/my-awesome-gem-1.0.gem
Configure Gem in a box (interactive prompt to specify where to upload to):
gem inabox -c
Change the host to upload to:
gem inabox -g HOST
Command Line Help
Usage: gem inabox GEM  Options: -c, --configure Configure GemInABox -g, --host HOST Host to upload to. -o, --overwrite Overwrite Gem. Common Options: -h, --help Get help on this command -V, --[no-]verbose Set the verbose level of output -q, --quiet Silence commands --config-file FILE Use this config file instead of default --backtrace Show stack backtrace on errors --debug Turn on Ruby debugging Arguments: GEM built gem to push up Summary: Push a gem up to your GemInABox Description: Push a gem up to your GemInABox
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