Require not working on server

I’m developing on a Mac and deploying to a RHEL4 linux server. For some
reason while “require” returns a boolean on the Mac, it is returning an
empty array “[]” on the server. Where can I find the code for “require”
and what makes it return an empty array instead of a boolean?

This seems to be only in the Rails app I’m working on. If I do this
same sequence in IRB, it works as expected on both machines.

Thanks much for any ideas/assistance…

jp

On the mac:
JP-iMac:synergy jeffpritchard$ script/console
Loading development environment (Rails 2.1.0)

require ‘rubygems’
=> false

require ‘redcloth’
=> true

RedCloth.new(“fred”).to_html
=> “

fred

quit

On the server:
[[email protected] current]# script/console
Loading development environment (Rails 2.1.0)

require ‘rubygems’
=> []

require ‘redcloth’
=> []

RedCloth.new(“fred”).to_html
NameError: uninitialized constant RedCloth::TextileDoc
from
/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.1.0/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:275:in
load_missing_constant' from /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.1.0/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:467:inconst_missing’
from
/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-4.0.2/lib/case_sensitive_require/…/redcloth.rb:17:in
`new’
from (irb):3

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Jeff P. [email protected]
wrote:

jp

RHEL4 is slightly…dated
Are you sure you’ve got the same versions of ruby on both platforms?

Kyle S. wrote:

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Jeff P. [email protected]
wrote:

jp

RHEL4 is slightly…dated
Are you sure you’ve got the same versions of ruby on both platforms?

Yes, I have been updating ruby and rails as time went on. Both at 1.8.6
for ruby. I know there is a 1.8.7, but some say it is not good with
rails right now.

Also, I discovered that I had several older versions of ruby on the
machine and have extirpated them all now. That didn’t fix it though.
;(

thanks,
jp

Jeff P. wrote:
Even if you don’t have an idea to share, can somebody fill me in on how
rubygems “works”?
Does the “require ‘rubygems’” bring in some code that effectively
replaces the ruby ‘require’?

I see a bunch of stuff in “boot.rb” in the rails app that relates to
rubygems. Does this replace the ruby require mechanism as soon as the
app starts up? I have the latest rubygems installed. It looks almost
as though something must be going wrong with that.

thanks,
jp

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 5:45 PM, Jeff P. [email protected]
wrote:

Jeff P. wrote:
Even if you don’t have an idea to share, can somebody fill me in on how
rubygems “works”?
Does the “require ‘rubygems’” bring in some code that effectively
replaces the ruby ‘require’?

Well, more or less, I don’t know. But I know some of it.
When you go back to 1.8.5, you needed to
require ‘rubygems’
#before you required a gem
require ‘camping’

I think (for ready-made gems) mostly what it does is add path
information, but it also sets up logic to crawl the dependencies of a
gem, so it can load the libraries the gem requires, IFF they happen to
also be gems.

I’m pretty sure when 1.8.6 came out, however, you no longer needed to
require rubygems. You could just:

require ‘camping’

–Kyle

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