Monday, October 5, 2009

Installing Ruby Gems via a Proxy

On Linux, to install Ruby gems via a HTTP proxy. simply set the HTTP_PROXY (all upper case) environment variable to point to the proxy.

For example:

export HTTP_PROXY=http://my.proxy.server:port/
gem install sproutcore

Update: Brat points out that FTP_PROXY may also be required for FTP access. For example:

export FTP_PROXY=http://my.proxy.server:port/

1 comment:

Rainman said...

If you plan on using FTP, you might want to set the FTP_PROXY env variable to your proxy as well.