My ri is broken too, and I need it since without it I do not know WTF
I am doing, and I don’t know how to fix it.
from the previous posts in thread on this:
earlier installations (well, 1.8.2 at least) put the ri data files in one place (“site”), while the current installation has them in another (“system”).
I believe the correct place is “system”. I deleted the duplicates from “site”.
Warren S. replied:
Thanx guys. That fixed it. I nuked the site directory and left the
system directory and
both ‘ri’ and ‘fxri’ began working properly immediately.
and Anna wonders -
OK, so where is the site directory ? ( I see a ruby_site and a scite and
a Site - is it any of these?)
my capital-S Site is
but it only contains cdesc-Site.yaml - does this mean that my “broken
ri” is an entirely different problem from Warren’s?
gives 1.0.1 if that helps any.
and is there a forum specific to “ruby newbie” questions, where it’d
make sense to ask this stuff? I hate to clog up the “ruby people who
know what they’re doing” forum with basic questions, but it would help
SOOOOOO much to be able to ask a quick Q and get an answer, rather than
spending 1/2 hr of my time (and too much of my sanity) digging to find
each answer to each newbie question.
p.s. behavior: when I type “ri String” in a dos window nothing happens
until I hit ctrl-c at which pt I get a flurry of “gee we got
interrupted” msgs - starting with: