I’ve installed ruby 1.9 from trunk and I used the --prefix option to
avoid conflicts with 1.8, like Dave T. advices here:
Everything seem to work splendidly, except for the “gem” command. The
new install has an empty gems cache of course, so all operations that
need to access that will try to bulk download the indexes from
All index downloading fails with a unhelpful “Error fetching remote gem
cache: undefined method `=’ for nil:NilClass”
I started to try to find out where the failure occurs and it seems like
the guilty file is open-uri.rb (line 411), which is a call to the
meta_add_field of the Meta module (adding http heders I guess) where the
@meta inst var (a hash) is added to. The inst var isn’t set, so that’s
the nil in the above error message. Why is @meta nil? I’d say it’s
because the Meta module isn’t initialized properly, but I dont know why.
Before digging any deeper I wanted to ask you all: am I the only one
having issues with the “gem” command? Should it work? Any workarounds?
Am I missing something very basic?
gem -v => 1.0.1
ruby -v => ruby 1.9.0 (2008-01-21 revision 0) [i686-linux]
Platforms: MacOS X 10.5 and Ubuntu Feisty Fawn
Thanks for any pointers/comments!