OS X RubyGems installation question


#1

Hi, I am just migrating from one OS X system to a new MBP :slight_smile:

I’m trying the rubygem installation process, but when I run:
sudo ruby setup.rb
from rubygems-0.9.2 I get:

setup.rb:52:in `require’: no such file to load – rbconfig (LoadError)
from setup.rb:52

There are no ruby options set in ENV, and the Ruby configuration is as
built by the OS X installation.

One additional factor, I choose to use the Apple Migration assistant. It
worked like a charm bringing everything across in the users directories

  • including hidden items. I’m wondering if this is part of the problem.

I’m hoping some kind person will point out the error of my ways. Many
thanks

Jonathan


#2

I’ve never tried intalling updated Ruby versions or RubyGems over
the OS X install. Perhaps you should consider what I think is a
cleaner solution – DarwinPorts (http://darwinports.opendarwin.org/).

Once you install DarwinPorts you can then install other software
(e.g., Ruby 1.8.5 very easily. And then you can install RubyGems.
Everything goes into /opt/local, thereby keeping your standard OS X
install “clean”.

Then it’s just a matter of adjusting your PATH so it picks the ruby,
irb, etc. out of /opt/local/bin.

Eric

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#3

On Feb 13, 2007, at 08:37, Jonathan W. wrote:

Hi, I am just migrating from one OS X system to a new MBP :slight_smile:

I’m trying the rubygem installation process, but when I run:
sudo ruby setup.rb
from rubygems-0.9.2 I get:

setup.rb:52:in `require’: no such file to load – rbconfig
(LoadError)
from setup.rb:52

rbconfig is located in /path/to/ruby/lib/1.8//

where is your ruby installed?

There are no ruby options set in ENV, and the Ruby configuration is as
built by the OS X installation.

One additional factor, I choose to use the Apple Migration
assistant. It
worked like a charm bringing everything across in the users
directories

  • including hidden items. I’m wondering if this is part of the
    problem.

Possibly it missed something.


#4

Eric,

Thank you very much for the suggestions. I tried the Darwin Ports
approach but it failed to install Ruby. So I followed the HiveLogoc
instructions to install Ruby and then Ruby GEM and I’m now running OK.

I hope all of this will go away when Leopard ships and we can enjoy a
pre-installed Ruby GEM environment.

Many thanks, Jonathan


#5

Am 13.02.2007 um 20:06 schrieb Jonathan W.:

I hope all of this will go away when Leopard ships and we can enjoy a
pre-installed Ruby GEM environment.

Many thanks, Jonathan


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Jonathan,

Did you checkout Locomotive (http://locomotive.raaum.org/bundles/
index.html)? It’s a nice package that comes with a very complete set
of standard bundles including rubygems.

Helge