gem install sass not working on Windows
Oh goodness. It seems like every time I slink away from my Mac back to developing on my PC I spend more time troubleshooting why I can’t get things to install than I do actually developing. Now, is that on me? Possibly. But, dear reader, I am quite good at figuring out what’s wrong. Especially when the answer is on the first Stack Overflow answer I find.
I tried running a ‘grunt watch’ task only to realize I had not installed SASS yet on my PC. So, simple ‘gem install sass’ returned:
ERROR: Could not find a valid gem 'sass' (>= 0), 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://api.rubygems.org/specs.4.8.gz)
Cool, now I’m the one that’s insecure. Cheap shot Ruby. Anyway, I found a Stack Overflow post with the answer to my problems.
gem source -a http://rubygems.org/
You will be asked if you
are insecure want to add this insecure source. Say yes, and behold the many gems now at your finger tips. Try it once more:
gem install sass
That’s right, that’s a bingo. Enjoy the rest of you sassy existence on your PC.