Installing RedCloth

Hi guys!

So I’ve just installed DevKit successfully and have passed the
installation test (5. TEST INSTALLATION) as recommended by this web
page:

Now I’m following a book that suggests I “install the redcloth gem, a
library that can convert specially formatted text into HTML, ready to be
used on a Web page.”

Please note that there are already RedCloth files in my Ruby
installation directory because when I first went into this gem
installation tutorial, I didn’t know I had to install DevKit first. So
I installed RedCloth before the Devkit.

I had problems with the RedCloth installation of course, but now that I
already have the right version of Devkit installed, I figured I’d
install RedCloth again, assuming that all those RedCloth files will be
overwritten and everything will be fine.

This is what I got:

C:\Users\Kaye>gem install RedCloth
Temporarily enhancing PATH to include DevKit…
Building native extensions. This could take a while…
Successfully installed RedCloth-4.2.8
1 gem installed
Installing ri documentation for RedCloth-4.2.8…
Installing RDoc documentation for RedCloth-4.2.8…

C:\Users\Kaye>testgem
internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require:29:in require': no such file to load -- 1.9/redcloth_scan (LoadError) Couldn't load 1.9/redcloth_scan The $LOAD_PATH was: C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/RedCloth-4.2.8/bin C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/RedCloth-4.2.8/lib C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/RedCloth-4.2.8/lib/case_sensitive_require C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/RedCloth-4.2.8/ext C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1 C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/i386-msvcrt C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/site_ruby C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.9.1 C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.9.1/i386-msvcrt C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/1.9.1 C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32 from <internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:inrequire’
from
C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/RedCloth-4.2.8/lib/redcloth.rb:
12:in <top (required)>' from <internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:33:inrequire’
from internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require:33:in rescue in require' from <internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:inrequire’
from G:/Ruby/Practice/testgem.rb:2:in `’


Why ‘no such file to load’?
I made the testgem.rb to test if RedCloth was installed properly.
testgem.rb is saved on my thumb drive (G:), as you can see on the last
line.

Help please?

Thanks guys!!!

Those paths suggest that you may be using Ruby 1.9.1, which has lots
of gnarly bugs (and won’t work at all with Rails 3.0, if that’s
relevant for you). If you have the option, switch to 1.9.2 or 1.8.7.

For this particular 1.9.1 issue, I’ve had success on 'nix and OSX by
calling “Gem.loaded_specs” before requiring the gem. See if that
works for you too.

C. Zona wrote in post #1027966:

Those paths suggest that you may be using Ruby 1.9.1, which has lots
of gnarly bugs (and won’t work at all with Rails 3.0, if that’s
relevant for you). If you have the option, switch to 1.9.2 or 1.8.7.

For this particular 1.9.1 issue, I’ve had success on 'nix and OSX by
calling “Gem.loaded_specs” before requiring the gem. See if that
works for you too.

I am using 1.9.2
Pretty sure of it. =)

Ruby 1.9.2 has a ‘library compatibility version’ of 1.9.1, so they
both show paths for 1.9.1.

Steve K. wrote in post #1028017:

Ruby 1.9.2 has a ‘library compatibility version’ of 1.9.1, so they
both show paths for 1.9.1.

Is this supposed to help me or are you just arguing with C. Zona?

I’m still waiting for a solution.

thanks =)

Hello.

Someone was kind enough to search a solution for me (I should have
thought about searching it myself, shame on me).

For windows users, here it is:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7290868/how-to-install-redcloth-on-windows

Ciao!

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