RubyGems Warningitis Outbreak

May 12, 2011 Alex Chaffee

Have you upgraded RubyGems lately? Is your console suddenly filled with warnings like this?

NOTE: Gem::Specification#default_executable= is deprecated with no replacement. It will be removed on or after 2011-10-01.
Gem::Specification#default_executable= called from /Users/chaffee/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p0/specifications/thin-1.2.7.gemspec:10.

You may be showing signs of a new malady known as Warningitis! So far there is no cure, but doing the following will temporarily cure your symptoms:

gem update --system 1.7.2

Several experimental treatments are being hastily developed as well, but these have not yet been approved by the FDA. Check the “scary warnings are scary” bug thread for more details.

This has been a public health alert. Please do not panic. SARS masks and iodine pills are not recommended at this time.

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