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#1

I am running cygwin with ruby version ruby 1.8.7 (2008-08-11 patchlevel
72) [i386-cygwin]

When I installed zipruby I noticed this:

make install
mkdir -p /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/gems/gems/zipruby-0.2.9/lib
/usr/bin/install -c -m 0755 zipruby.so
/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/gems/gems/zipruby-0.2.9/lib

Why do I have three gems subdirs? And where should all my gems be
centrally located and what should $GEM_HOME be? I would think it would
be one location for my situation…my home laptop used for ruby coding
for my night work apart from my full time job.

Also: I installed rubygems, but I am still seeing this below"

$ irb
irb(main):001:0> require ‘rubygems’
=> true
irb(main):002:0> require ‘zip/zip’
=> true
irb(main):003:0> require ‘rubygems’
=> false
irb(main):004:0>

Smith@smith-laptop /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems
$ gem list --local

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

appinstaller (0.0.1)
httparty (0.3.1)
rubygems-update (1.3.2, 1.3.1)
rubyzip (0.9.1)
tags4free (0.1.3)
ziplookup (1.0.0)

Smith@smith-laptop /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems
$ echo $GEM_HOME
/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/gems

thank you!


#2

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 5:24 PM, Derek S.
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

irb(main):002:0> require ‘zip/zip’
appinstaller (0.0.1)

thank you!

Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

I don’t see a problem with having gems/gems/gems as long as all your
gems
are there.
Also the behavior you are seeing in irb is perfectly normal. false just
means it didn’t load rubygems (because it has already been loaded) it
doesn’t mean there was an error, or that the load failed.


“Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions
speak
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”

-Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)


#3

On Apr 15, 2009, at 16:24, Derek S. wrote:

Why do I have three gems subdirs? And where should all my gems be
centrally located and what should $GEM_HOME be? I would think it
would
be one location for my situation…my home laptop used for ruby coding
for my night work apart from my full time job.

Smith@smith-laptop /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems
$ echo $GEM_HOME
/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/gems

Typically it isn’t set:

$ echo $GEM_HOME

$


#4

Glen H. wrote:

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 5:24 PM, Derek S.
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

irb(main):002:0> require ‘zip/zip’
appinstaller (0.0.1)

thank you!

Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

I don’t see a problem with having gems/gems/gems as long as all your
gems
are there.
Also the behavior you are seeing in irb is perfectly normal. false just
means it didn’t load rubygems (because it has already been loaded) it
doesn’t mean there was an error, or that the load failed.


“Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions
speak
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”

-Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)

Ooops…meant to say rubyzip:

$ irb
irb(main):001:0> require ‘rubygems’
=> true
irb(main):002:0> require ‘rubyzip’
LoadError: no such file to load – rubyzip
from
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in
gem_original_require' from /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:inrequire’
from (irb):2
irb(main):003:0>

$ gem list --local

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

appinstaller (0.0.1)
httparty (0.3.1)
rubygems-update (1.3.2, 1.3.1)
rubyzip (0.9.1)
tags4free (0.1.3)
ziplookup (1.0.0)