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Updating a gem?

I'm using the twitter gem and it has a mistake in one the methods -- Twitter requires authentication and this method was set for fals for authentication. It seems someone fixed it with this commit ver recently:


But, when I use the method -- I still get an error:

Twitter::Unauthorized: GET https://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/retweets/{id}.json: 401: Could not authenticate you.

I tried updating the gem.

gem update twitter
Updating installed gems
Nothing to update

I tried also, updating the bundle, but no luck. So, I'm not sure how to get the new code into my bundle so it uses the method with authentication?

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Slick23 Avatar asked Feb 24 '23 16:02


2 Answers

The commit you are linking to seems to be a documentation change only so getting it wouldn't probably help much. If you want to link to the latest git version of a gem you can put something like this in your gemfile:

gem "twitter", :git => "git://github.com/jnunemaker/twitter.git"

If you want to change a piece of the code just fork the repo on twitter and link to your own instead locally or on github.

Update: nowadays it is also possible to have a github reference in the gemfile:

gem "twitter", :github => "jnunemaker/twitter"
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froderik Avatar answered Mar 08 '23 13:03


As Pablo Fernandez noted, the commit you linked changed nothing, just a comment. Also, just because there's a commit, it does not mean that there's a new gem version released. You can try to switch your dependency on the Gemfile to the "live" version, though:

gem "twitter", :git => "git://github.com/jnunemaker/twitter.git"
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Fábio Batista Avatar answered Mar 08 '23 14:03

Fábio Batista