Problem with https connection in Ruby 1.8.4


#1

I’m getting the following error when executing in Ruby 1.8.4 (tried it
both on Windows and OS X). I did not see this problem in 1.8.2.

Here is the code:

def init_server(url)
  @url = URI.parse(url)
  @server = Net::HTTP.new(@url.host, @url.port)
  @server.use_ssl = @url.scheme == 'https'
  @server.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

  # run ruby with -d to see SOAP wiredumps.
  @server.set_debug_output $stderr if show_debug
end

And here is the error:

NoMethodError: You have a nil object when you didn’t expect it!
The error occured while evaluating nil.verify_mode
from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:565:in connect' from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:555:indo_start’
from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:544:in start' from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:1031:inrequest’
from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:988:in post2' from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesalesforce-0.2.2/lib/rforce.rb:230:incall_remote’
from
e:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesalesforce-0.2.2/lib/rforce.rb:185:in
login' from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesalesforce-0.2.2/lib/salesforce_connection_adapter.rb:72:inactivesalesforce_connection’
from
e:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.13.2/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_specification.rb:145:in
connection_without_query_cache=' from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.13.2/lib/active_record/query_cache.rb:54:inconnection=’
from
e:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.13.2/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_specification.rb:106:in
retrieve_connection' from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.13.2/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_specification.rb:20:inconnection’
from
e:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.13.2/lib/active_record/base.rb:931:in
add_limit!' from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.13.2/lib/active_record/base.rb:924:inconstruct_finder_sql’
from
e:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.13.2/lib/active_record/base.rb:395:in
`find’

I found a reference to the same problem on a Debian bug list
(http://www.mail-archive.com/removed_email_address@domain.invalid/msg149314.html)
but no resolution.

Did something change between 1.8.2 and 1.8.4 in regards to handling
HTTPS connections?

Thanks!

Todd B.


#2

On Feb 7, 2006, at 9:49 AM, Todd B. wrote:

  # run ruby with -d to see SOAP wiredumps.
  @server.set_debug_output $stderr if show_debug
end

And here is the error:

NoMethodError: You have a nil object when you didn’t expect it!
The error occured while evaluating nil.verify_mode

You should first verify that Rails isn’t interfering. Try this script:

$ cat ssl.rb
require ‘net/https’

url = URI.parse ‘https://www.wamu.com
server = Net::HTTP.new url.host, url.port
server.use_ssl = url.scheme == ‘https’
server.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE
response = server.get url.request_uri
puts response.code

$ ruby -v ssl.rb
ruby 1.8.4 (2005-12-24) [powerpc-darwin8.4.0]
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:569: warning: using default DH
parameters.
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#3

Eric

Thanks for the reply. I tried your script on Windows and got the same
error. I’ll try it on my Powerbook when I get home.

ruby 1.8.4 (2005-12-24) [i386-mswin32]
e:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/net/https.rb:121: warning: method
redefined; discarding old edit_path
e:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/net/https.rb:130: warning: redefine
socket_type
e:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/net/https.rb:157: warning: method
redefined; discarding old on_connect
e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:565:in connect': undefined methodverify_mode’ for nil:NilClass (NoMethodError)
from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:555:in do_start' from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:544:instart’
from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:1031:in request' from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:771:inget’
from ssl.rb:7

Todd B.


#4

I have solved the problem for myself.

I had installed 1.8.4 on top of 1.8.2 and since some of the libraries
have moved locations I suspect the old versions were still around and
messing things up.

I did a clean install of 1.8.4 and everything was fine.

Thanks to Aoki san who kindly helped me with some debugging.

Robert


#5

I just re-encountered this problem and it turns out I had an old
version of https.rb in my site_ruby directory. I cleaned that up and
everything is working fine now.

Todd


#6

Todd B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote in
news:removed_email_address@domain.invalid:

I’m getting the following error when executing in Ruby 1.8.4 (tried it
both on Windows and OS X). I did not see this problem in 1.8.2.

<snip

    from
    e:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesalesforce-0.2.2/lib/rforc
    e.rb:230:in 

`call_remote’
from
e:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesalesforce-

Did you find the problem?

I have had exactly the same - my script worked under 1.8.2 - upgrade to
1.8.4 and boom!

Robert