Problems installing ruby gems on linux

Hi,

I am really finding this frustrating. i am trying to install ruby gems
to allow me to try out rails.

I have tried it on two linux systems. I can install ruby no problem.
but when I run ruby setup.rb I get the error:

./rubygems.rb:8:in require': no such file to load -- rubygems/ defaults (LoadError) from ./rubygems.rb:8 from setup.rb:24:inrequire’
from setup.rb:24

I think its a library link fault. but if anyone has any ideas I would
be very greatful.

Thanks

On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 11:26 PM, mpcengineer
[email protected] wrote:

defaults (LoadError)
from ./rubygems.rb:8
from setup.rb:24:in `require’
from setup.rb:24

I think its a library link fault. but if anyone has any ideas I would
be very greatful.

Can you describe your environment?
What and How have you installed so far?
What’s you linux flavor?
What is setup.rb?


Leonardo M…
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Hi,

Linux box is Linpus Lite on a Aspire One Netbook.
Ruby version is ruby 1.8.6 (2007-09-24 patchlevel 111) [i386-linux]
Ruby is installed in /usr/bin/ruby

I have downloaded rubygems 1.3.5 and extracted the files. The install
readme requires you to run
sudo ruby setup.rb

This is supposed to install ruby gems. I just get the load errors.

Any thoughts anyone??

Thanks.

On Tue, 2009-10-06 at 13:45 -0700, mpcengineer wrote:

sudo ruby setup.rb

This is supposed to install ruby gems. I just get the load errors.

Any thoughts anyone??


maybe you should just ‘sudo su -’ so you get the full root environment
first before you execute ‘ruby setup.rb’

Craig


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On Wed, 2009-10-07 at 13:47 -0700, mpcengineer wrote:

There is a defaults.rb in the rubygems directory. It seems the
setup.rb script can not see it???

Any experts out there.


it might help if we saw the interaction but if I recall correctly,
linpus was a port of Fedora 9. Is it possible to install rubygems from
linpus packaging? How much of ruby is installed? ‘rpm -qa|grep ruby’ ?

Craig


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Thanks Craig,

tried sudo su -

Unfotunatly still get the same error.

I find it difficult to see what is going wrong. I can only think its
something to do library paths.

There is a defaults.rb in the rubygems directory. It seems the
setup.rb script can not see it???

Any experts out there.

Thanks.

Hi,

When running

ruby setup.rb

as the root I get the error ‘rubygems/defaults’ is missing.

I have a defaults.rb in the install directory. The error message
suggests setup.rb is looking in a rubygems directory.

I have read about a /lib/rubygems/ directory. I do not have any such
library directory. Could this be my problem???

Any help anyone… This is doing my head in.

Thanks.

Thanks Craig,

I ran the command you suggested and got.

[[email protected] rubygems-1.3.5]# rpm -qa|grep ruby
ruby-1.8.6.110-2.fc8
ruby-rdoc-1.8.6.110-2.fc8
ruby-mode-1.8.6.110-2.fc8
ruby-libs-1.8.6.110-2.fc8
eruby-libs-1.0.5-10
ruby-irb-1.8.6.110-2.fc8
ruby-ri-1.8.6.110-2.fc8
ruby-devel-1.8.6.110-2.fc8
eruby-1.0.5-10

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am at a loss here.

Thanks.

Hi, is it possible to install Rubygems via the rpm package manager?

-Conrad

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 2:23 PM, mpcengineer

Hi! It is also possible to install ruby from phusion, which is called
enterprise ruby. It comes with rubygems and has detailed installation
instructions.

2009/10/30, Conrad T. [email protected]:

Still can not install Rails.
be banging my head against a brick wall at present.

as the root I get the error ‘rubygems/defaults’ is missing.

ruby-libs-1.8.6.110-2.fc8
On Oct 7, 8:57 pm, Craig W. [email protected] wrote:

something to do library paths.
linpus packaging? How much of ruby is installed? ‘rpm -qa|grep ruby’


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Hi All,

Still can not install Rails.

I think it must be because I am doing a new install and not an
upgrade.

I wonder if the latest versions of rails no longer works when you do a
manual install. My guess is the manual install requires the library
paths to be present. But because this is a fresh update they are
missing.

Has anyone out there managed to do a fresh install of rails? I seem to
be banging my head against a brick wall at present.

Thanks

mpcengineer,

I just reinstalled my rails app on an ubuntu slice the other day. For
what it’s worth, I’d recommend apt-get. It’s been a real time-saver
for me:

  1. sudo apt-get update #updates the apt-get software
  2. sudo apt-get install rubygems # installs rubygems

Just those 2 commands did it for me. Let me know if you still have
the issue.