This is probably a newbie question but are there any issues with using certain gems on Windows XP? I'm running the InstantRails 1.1a and have been trying to experiment with some of the gems. Specifically I'm trying to use midilib and pdf-writer. I've installed both via gem install midilib gem install pdf-writer --include-dependencies and both installed successfully as expected and pdf-writer also prompted and installed the dependant gems as needed. However if I then go into an irb session I get false returned when trying to require them. irb(main):001:0> require 'rubygems' => true irb(main):002:0> require 'midilib' => false irb(main):003:0> require 'pdf/writer' => false irb(main):004:0> The other gems I have tried have all worked as expected and returned true when requiring them in this fashion. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what I am / have done wrong? Perhaps they are just not compatible with irb? I say this only because the pdf-writer demo.rb file (once modified to require 'rubygems') runs without error when doing ruby demo.rb. --Bill
on 2006-04-06 08:12
on 2006-04-06 09:01
William (Bill) Froelich wrote: > [..] However if I then go into > an irb session I get false returned when trying to require them. > [...] Can anyone point me in the > right direction as to what I am / have done wrong? You have done nothing wrong. There is no problem. If there were an error, require would have thrown an exception. See http://docs.rubygems.org/read/chapter/19#page100 for more details. -- -- Jim W.