Problem with "gem cleanup" on OS X 10.5


#1

When I try to execute ‘sudo gem cleanup’ on OS X 10.5, I get the
message:

Attempting to uninstall rails-1.2.6
ERROR: While executing gem . . . (Gem:InstallError)
Unknown gem rails = 1.2.6

How can I fix this so gem cleanup will continue to completion?

Thanks,
Ken


#2

On Nov 7, 9:27 pm, Kenneth McDonald removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

Ken
I’ve been having this problem as well and I thought I was the only
one! I get exactly the same error on my iMac running osx 10.5.5, I’ve
also got xcode 3.1.1 installed in case it matters, although I should
mention that I’m getting this problem after a clean install of my
system too.

Any help is much appreciated!

Thanks.


#3

On Nov 11, 3:41 pm, Dru removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

How can I fix this so gem cleanup will continue to completion?
Any help is much appreciated!

Thanks.

I am also having exactly the same problem. No solution yet.


#4

On Dec 9, 2008, at 3:19 PM, Ryan D. wrote:

the solution is to ignore it. those gems are installed by apple as
“system” gems. They stay when you run cleanup. the real error is how
ugly and uninformative it is about it, but apple didn’t provide
those patches :slight_smile:

we’ll get to it sooner or later. (guess which one)

That doesn’t work though. You can’t ignore it - gem cleanup aborts as
soon as it happens, leaving all the other gems left as-is.

Patrick


#5

On Dec 7, 2008, at 11:23 , cdubd wrote:

 Unknown gem rails = 1.2.6

system too.

Any help is much appreciated!

Thanks.

I am also having exactly the same problem. No solution yet.

the solution is to ignore it. those gems are installed by apple as
“system” gems. They stay when you run cleanup. the real error is how
ugly and uninformative it is about it, but apple didn’t provide those
patches :slight_smile:

we’ll get to it sooner or later. (guess which one)


#6

On Dec 9, 2008, at 12:27 , Patrick Bennett wrote:

That doesn’t work though. You can’t ignore it - gem cleanup aborts
as soon as it happens, leaving all the other gems left as-is.

ah crap.

% sudo gem cleanup
Password:
Cleaning up installed gems…
Attempting to uninstall rubyforge-1.0.0
Successfully uninstalled rubyforge-1.0.0
Attempting to uninstall nokogiri-1.0.5
Successfully uninstalled nokogiri-1.0.5
Attempting to uninstall sqlite3-ruby-1.2.1
ERROR: While executing gem … (Gem::InstallError)
Unknown gem sqlite3-ruby = 1.2.1

yeah. I think that is new(ish).


#7

Ken McDonald wrote:

When I try to execute ‘sudo gem cleanup’ on OS X 10.5, I get the
message:

Attempting to uninstall rails-1.2.6
ERROR: While executing gem . . . (Gem:InstallError)
Unknown gem rails = 1.2.6

How can I fix this so gem cleanup will continue to completion?

You can search for the offending gem with

%gem list -d sqlite3

On OS X you will get back something akin to

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

sqlite3-ruby (1.2.4, 1.2.1)
Author: Jamis B.
Homepage: http://sqlite-ruby.rubyforge.org/sqlite3
Installed at (1.2.4): /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8
(1.2.1):
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8

SQLite3/Ruby is a module to allow Ruby scripts to interface with a
SQLite3 database.

You may now uninstall the offending gem with

%gem uninstall --install-dir
System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
sqlite3

So, in general

gem list -d

will get you the location of the gem, and

gem uninstall --install-dir </install/directory>

will uninstall the gem.

HTH

Charles