Paperclip Gem Successfully Installed? If yes its doesn't seem to detect via IRB


I am trying to install a paperclip gem using the command

gem install paperclip-2.2.0.gem . This doesn’t work for me… it keeps
giving me the error…

[email protected]:~/Downloads/Important_backups/new_gems/paperclip$

gem install paperclip-2.2.0.gem
ERROR: While executing gem … (Zlib::GzipFile::Error)
not in gzip format

I checked my gem sources and it shows:-

[email protected]:~/Downloads/Important_backups/new_gems/paperclip$

gem sources
[email protected]:~/Downloads/Important_backups/new_gems/paperclip$

I have a feeling this doesn’t work as I am behind a proxy( working from
office ).
I am not sure if this is the reason… can anybody who reads this ,
please confirm the same.

When I manually downloaded the gems and tried to install the same with
the extra -l(its a minus l(el) and not a minus one as it looks
like). It worked. Is it that “-l” takes the gems from the local box ,
from the location where they are installed/present…? :-

[email protected]:~/Downloads/Important_backups/new_gems/paperclip$

gem install paperclip-2.2.0.gem -l
Successfully installed right_http_connection-1.2.1
Successfully installed right_aws-1.9.0
Successfully installed thoughtbot-shoulda-2.11.1
Successfully installed paperclip-2.2.0
4 gems installed
Installing ri documentation for right_http_connection-1.2.1…
Installing ri documentation for right_aws-1.9.0…
Installing ri documentation for thoughtbot-shoulda-2.11.1…
Installing ri documentation for paperclip-2.2.0…
Installing RDoc documentation for right_http_connection-1.2.1…
Installing RDoc documentation for right_aws-1.9.0…
Installing RDoc documentation for thoughtbot-shoulda-2.11.1…
Installing RDoc documentation for paperclip-2.2.0…
[email protected]:~/Downloads/Important_backups/new_gems/paperclip$
gem sources

I am really not sure if this gem is fully installed successfully… . I
tried to check the same in my rails app using the IRB and this is what I
got… I would like to also add that I am making use of RVM currently
and I keep switching between versions 1.8.7 and 1.9.2 :-

[email protected]:~/UP/pocs_tried_for_use/post_with_image$

ruby script/console
Loading development environment (Rails 2.0.2)
ruby-1.8.7-p334 :001 > require ‘paperclip’
=> []
ruby-1.8.7-p334 :002 > exit
[email protected]:~/UP/pocs_tried_for_use/post_with_image$
[email protected]:~/UP/pocs_tried_for_use/post_with_image$ gem

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

aasm (2.2.0, 2.1.1)
action_profiler (1.0.0)
actionmailer (2.3.5, 2.0.2)
actionpack (2.3.5, 2.0.2)
activerecord (2.3.5, 2.0.2)
activeresource (2.3.5, 2.0.2)
activesupport (3.0.0, 2.3.5, 2.0.2)
acts_as_reportable (1.1.1)
aws-s3 (0.6.2)
builder (2.1.2)
cgi_multipart_eof_fix (2.5.0)
color (1.4.1)
contacts (1.2.4)
daemons (1.1.0)
fastercsv (1.5.3)
fastthread (1.0.7)
ferret (0.11.6)
gdata (1.1.1)
gem_plugin (0.2.3)
gettext (2.1.0)
hoe (2.6.2)
hpricot (0.8.3, 0.8.2)
httpclient (
image_science (1.2.1)
json (1.4.6)
json_pure (1.4.6)
locale (2.0.5)
log4r (1.1.8)
macaddr (1.0.0)
mechanize (1.0.0)
memcache-client (1.8.5)
mime-types (1.16)
mocha (0.9.8)
mongrel (1.1.5)
mysql (2.8.1)
nokogiri (
paperclip (2.2.0)
passenger (2.2.4)
pdf-writer (1.1.8)
prawn (0.8.4)
prawn-core (0.8.4)
prawn-layout (0.8.4)
prawn-security (0.8.4)
rack (1.0.1)
railroad (0.5.0)
rails (2.0.2)
rake (0.8.7)
RedCloth (3.0.3)
rfacebook (0.9.8, 0.9.0)
right_aws (1.9.0)
right_http_connection (1.2.1)
rmagick (2.9.1)
ruby-activeldap (
ruby-net-ldap (0.0.4)
ruby-openid (2.1.8, 2.0.2)
rubyforge (2.0.4)
rubygems-update (1.3.7)
ruport (1.6.3)
scrubyt (0.4.06)
thoughtbot-shoulda (2.11.1)
tinyurl (1.0.0)
transaction-simple (1.4.0)
uuid (2.3.1)
xml-simple (1.0.12)
[email protected]:~/UP/pocs_tried_for_use/post_with_image$

ruby -v
ruby 1.8.7 (2011-02-18 patchlevel 334) [i686-linux]
[email protected]:~/UP/pocs_tried_for_use/post_with_image$
rails -v
Rails 2.0.2
[email protected]:~/UP/pocs_tried_for_use/post_with_image$

I have added a require ‘paperclip’ in my environment.rb and my post.rb

Is there any other way , I can check if this gem or any other gem for
that matter is successfully installed or not…?

Kindly guide me on this.

Thank you…

Thanks for your inputs.

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