- From: AJ Christensen <
- Subject: [chef] Re: Re: geminabox
- Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:14:26 +1200
Heavy Water to the rescue: https://github.com/chrisroberts/cookbook-geminabox
On 26 September 2012 18:11, Nick Willever
> We've implemented geminabox behind our firewall, we use a couple cookbooks
> to stand it up, one of them is custom application deployment the rest is
> standard ruby, nginx, passenger install cookbooks.
> We only use geminabox for custom internal gems, we then have a separate
> location for the mirror of rubygems itself - we use the nginx cookbook to
> deploy this and a custom cookbook to deploy a cron job and the nginx
> configuration for the mirror. This is the cron I use to mirror and index
> for rubygems.org:
> 45 1-11,13-23 * * * gem mirror; gem generate_index -d /data/rubygems
> 0 12 * * * gem generate_index -d /data/rubygems --no-legacy;
> The first is incremental updates, the second is recreating the entire index.
> Make sure you update rubygems itself to the newest version (gem update
> --system) via your cookbook and make sure you install the builder 3.0 gem
> too (rubygems-mirror doesn't specify it as a dependency, nor does rubygems
> Our setup is multiple nginx servers running those crons and all sharing the
> same NFS mount (rubygems mirror takes about 60GB), then in our gemrc file we
> put this:
> - https://gems/private/
> - https://gems/public/
> Have had no scaling issues with using just nginx to serve up gems from
> rubygems.org, geminabox doesn't scale well when looking at a very large set
> of gems in its index, that's why we kept those separate and only for private
> internal gems.
> And we do point our bootstrapper script/chef to use the private and public
> gem hosts behind our firewall.
> Nick Willever
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Nguyen, Dang
>> Hi All!
>> Sort of off-topic, but related to chef in that we need ruby gems to run
>> Has anybody implemented "geminabox" or "geminaboxplus"? We've been using
>> the rubygems-mirror gem to mirror rubygems.org behind our firewall and like
>> everyone else, have run into the SystemStackError when "gem generate_index"
>> is run against the full gem set. Any known scaling problems with geminabox
>> or geminaboxplus that you know of? What have you done to mirror
>> behind your firewall?
>> Dang H. Nguyen
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