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Why can't the command prompt connect to and access Ruby Gems (Bundler, SQLite, rails)? Error message suggests SSL issue


I am following the Install Ruby for Windows video. I have installed Ruby and the DevKit. When I try to download the following Gems from Ruby via the CMD Prompt (Bundler, SQLite, rails), I receive the following message:

"could not find a valid gem 'bundler' here is why: unable to download data from https://rubygems.org. ssl connect returned=1 errno=0 state=sslv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed (https://rubygems.org/latest_specs.4.8.gz)"

Please can you advise why this is happening?


2 Answers

Sadok Cervantes
Sadok Cervantes
6,204 Points

Encountered this error as well. It seems they just updated the SSL certificate on the RubyGEMS website.

Here's the fix: https://gist.github.com/luislavena/f064211759ee0f806c88

I haven't experienced this issue personally, but there are several posts on StackOverflow that seem to address it. Here is one: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19150017/ssl-error-when-installing-rubygems-unable-to-pull-data-from-https-rubygems-o.

Also may be a similar question here on the Treehouse Forum: https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/had-an-ssl-error-found-fix-here.