Rails on OS X Panther vs. libncurses.5.4.dylib


#1

Trying to get Rails working on mac os 10.3.9, webbrick crashes every
time I try to access a dynamic page. The error message I get is:

“dyld: ruby can’t open library: /usr/lib/libncurses.5.4.dylib (No such
file or directory, errno = 2)”

So, libncurses.5.4.dylib is only there on tiger. 10.3.9 has
libncurses.5.dylib.

Is Rails now Panther-incompatible? I installed using RubyGems, so maybe
the only available version now is tiger only. But I would hope to find
some mention of that somewhere. Nowhere have I found the words “10.4
required” and plenty of sites are still offering (now broken) tutorials
to get rails running on panther.

Any help? is there something I’m missing, or do I just have to buy
Tiger?


#2

Rails definitely runs on Panther; you don’t need to upgrade to
Tiger. I don’t know the solution to this problem though.

Robert


#3

Chirs Renner wrote:

the only available version now is tiger only. But I would hope to find
some mention of that somewhere. Nowhere have I found the words “10.4
required” and plenty of sites are still offering (now broken) tutorials
to get rails running on panther.

Any help? is there something I’m missing, or do I just have to buy
Tiger?

I’m using Rails daily on Panther. It doesn’t work with the
out-of-the-box ruby, though. I installed mine from Fink and then
tweaked the $PATH to make it all work, but that was a while ago.
Nowadays it might be better to go with Locomotive, just because it’s
quicker to get up and running.

Just to be sure, I just gem updated rails to be sure I had the latest
bits, and a fresh project scaffold works perfectly.