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RubyGems is a package management framework for Ruby.

This gem is an update for the RubyGems software. You must have an installation of RubyGems before this update can be applied.

See Gem for information on RubyGems (or `ri Gem`)

To upgrade to the latest RubyGems, run:

$ gem update --system  # you might need to be an administrator or root

See UPGRADING.rdoc for more details and alternative instructions.

If you don't have RubyGems installed, your can still do it manually:

  • Download from:

  • Unpack into a directory and cd there

  • Install with: ruby setup.rb # you may need admin/root privilege

For more details and other options, see:

ruby setup.rb --help


Support Requests

Are you unsure of how to use RubyGems? Do you think you've found a bug and you're not sure? If that is the case, the best place for you is to file a support request at

Filing Tickets

You're sure you've found a bug! But where do you let us know? The best place for letting the RubyGems team know about bugs you've found is on the rubygems tracker at rubyforge.

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