Rubygems and CentOS 4.4

Something very strange has happened for me, and I’d like to know if I’m
doing something stupid.

I wanted to install activerecord, and to do so I thought it would be a
good
idea to install rubygems to do the work for me. So I downloaded
rubygems-0.9.2 from
http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=126&release_id=9501,
did “ruby setup.rb” as root. This seemed to start OK but then gave some
errors:

...
setup.rb:18:15: Couldn't find File. Assuming it's a module

test/functional.rb:158:0: Unrecognized directive 'section'
hook /v/build/rubygems-0.9.2/./post-install.rb failed:
undefined local variable or method `size' for 

#SM::ToFlow:0xb7a6d230
Try ‘ruby setup.rb --help’ for detailed usage.

I then tried “gem install activerecord” and it failed immediately:

ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::GemNotFoundException)
    Could not find activerecord (> 0) in any repository

even though “gem query --remote --name-matches active” worked and showed
the
gem. The full transcript of what I did is shown below.

This is running under CentOS-4.4 which currently has only ruby 1.8.1:

[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 4.4 (Final)
[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]# ruby -v
ruby 1.8.1 (2003-12-25) [i386-linux-gnu]

Now, while I was composing this mail, I tried again, firstly with a
smaller
package:

[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]# gem install redcloth
Successfully installed RedCloth-3.0.4
[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]# gem install activerecord
Install required dependency activesupport? [Yn] y
Successfully installed activerecord-1.15.2
Successfully installed activesupport-1.4.1
Installing ri documentation for activerecord-1.15.2…
Installing ri documentation for activesupport-1.4.1…
Installing RDoc documentation for activerecord-1.15.2…
ERROR: While executing gem … (NoMethodError)
undefined method `find_module_named’ for nil:NilClass
[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]#

So it got further this time, but still bombed out in the end.

Any suggestions as to what I should do? I don’t find this problem listed
on
the rubygems FAQ at http://docs.rubygems.org/read/book/3 and neither do
I
see any requirements saying that rubygems needs ruby version X.X.X to
work.

Thanks,

Brian.


[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]# ruby setup.rb
—> bin
<— bin
—> lib
—> lib/rbconfig
<— lib/rbconfig
—> lib/rubygems
<— lib/rubygems
<— lib
—> bin
<— bin
—> lib
—> lib/rbconfig
<— lib/rbconfig
—> lib/rubygems
<— lib/rubygems
<— lib
rm -f InstalledFiles
—> bin
mkdir -p /usr/bin/
install gemwhich /usr/bin/
install index_gem_repository.rb /usr/bin/
install gemri /usr/bin/
install gem /usr/bin/
install update_rubygems /usr/bin/
install gem_server /usr/bin/
install gemlock /usr/bin/
install gem_mirror /usr/bin/
<— bin
—> lib
mkdir -p /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/
install ubygems.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/
install rubygems.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/
install gemconfigure.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/
—> lib/rbconfig
mkdir -p /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rbconfig
install datadir.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rbconfig
<— lib/rbconfig
—> lib/rubygems
mkdir -p /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install version.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install installer.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install command.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install cmd_manager.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install source_info_cache.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install rubygems_version.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install gem_runner.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install doc_manager.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install open-uri.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install custom_require.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install dependency_list.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install remote_fetcher.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install server.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install config_file.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install specification.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install source_index.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install remote_installer.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install gem_commands.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install timer.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install builder.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install user_interaction.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install security.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install gem_openssl.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install source_info_cache_entry.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install gem_open_uri.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install format.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install old_format.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install validator.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install package.rb /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
<— lib/rubygems
<— lib
Successfully built RubyGem
Name: sources
Version: 0.0.1
File: sources-0.0.1.gem
Removing old RubyGems RDoc and ri…
Installing rubygems-0.9.2 ri…

setup.rb:18:15: Couldn’t find File. Assuming it’s a module

test/functional.rb:158:0: Unrecognized directive ‘section’
hook /v/build/rubygems-0.9.2/./post-install.rb failed:
undefined local variable or method `size’ for #SM::ToFlow:0xb7a6d230
Try ‘ruby setup.rb --help’ for detailed usage.
[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]# gem install activerecord
Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
ERROR: While executing gem … (Gem::GemNotFoundException)
Could not find activerecord (> 0) in any repository
[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]# gem query --remote --name-matches
active

*** REMOTE GEMS ***
Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org

active_acl (0.2.1, 0.2.0)
Provides an unintrusive, scalable and very flexible approach to fine
grained access control.

activedirectory (0.9.3)
Module for easy interaction with Active Directory servers.

activemerchant (1.0.2, 1.0.1, 1.0.0)
Framework and tools for dealing with credit card transactions.

activerdf (1.3.1, 1.3, 1.2.3, 1.2.2, 1.2.1, 1.2, 1.1, 1.0)
Offers object-oriented access to RDF (with adapters to several
datastores).

activerdf_rdflite (1.2.3, 1.2.2, 1.2.1, 1.2, 1.1, 1.0)
an RDF database for usage in ActiveRDF (based on sqlite3)

activerdf_redland (1.1, 1.0)
ActiveRDF adapter to Redland RDF store

activerdf_rules (0.0.2, 0.0.1)
A rulebase and forward chaining production system for activerdf
databases

activerdf_sesame (0.2.2, 0.2.1, 0.2, 0.1)
jruby adapter to sesame2 datastore (for usage in ActiveRDF)

activerdf_sparql (1.3, 1.2.1, 1.2, 1.1, 1.0)
ActiveRDF adapter to SPARQL endpoint

activerecord (1.15.2, 1.15.1, 1.15.0, 1.14.4, 1.14.3, 1.14.2, 1.14.1,
1.14.0, 1.13.2, 1.13.1, 1.13.0, 1.12.2, 1.12.1, 1.11.1, 1.11.0, 1.10.1,
1.10.0, 1.9.1, 1.9.0, 1.8.0, 1.7.0, 1.6.0, 1.5.1, 1.5.0, 1.4.0, 1.3.0,
1.2.0, 1.1.0, 1.0.0, 0.9.5, 0.9.4, 0.9.3, 0.9.2, 0.9.1, 0.9.0, 0.8.4,
0.8.3, 0.8.2, 0.8.1, 0.8.0, 0.7.6, 0.7.5)
Implements the ActiveRecord pattern for ORM.

ActiveRecord-JDBC (0.2.2, 0.2.1, 0.0.1)
JDBC support for ActiveRecord. Only usable within JRuby

activerecord-mimer (0.0.4, 0.0.3, 0.0.2, 0.0.1)
Mimer support for ActiveRecord.

activesalesforce (1.1.0, 1.0.0, 0.6.3, 0.6.2, 0.6.1, 0.6.0, 0.5.9,
0.5.8, 0.5.7, 0.5.6, 0.5.5, 0.5.4, 0.5.3, 0.5.2, 0.5.1, 0.5.0, 0.4.9,
0.4.8, 0.4.7, 0.4.6, 0.4.5, 0.4.4, 0.4.3, 0.4.2, 0.4.0, 0.3.9, 0.3.8,
0.3.7, 0.3.6, 0.3.4, 0.3.3, 0.3.2, 0.3.1, 0.3.0, 0.2.9, 0.2.8, 0.2.7,
0.2.6, 0.2.5, 0.2.4, 0.2.3, 0.2.2, 0.2.1, 0.2.0, 0.1.9, 0.1.8, 0.1.7,
0.1.6, 0.1.5, 0.1.4, 0.1.3, 0.1.2, 0.1.1, 0.1.0, 0.0.9, 0.0.8, 0.0.7,
0.0.6, 0.0.5, 0.0.4, 0.0.3, 0.0.2)
ActiveSalesforce (ASF) is a Rails connection adapter that provides
direct access to Salesforce.com hosted data and metadata via the
ActiveRecord model layer. Objects, fields, and relationships are all
auto surfaced as active record attributes and rels.

activesambaldap (0.0.2, 0.0.1)
ActiveSambaLdap is a library and a management tool for Samba + LDAP
environment.

activespec (0.1)
Ruby Specification Library

activesupport (1.4.1, 1.4.0, 1.3.1, 1.3.0, 1.2.5, 1.2.4, 1.2.3, 1.2.2,
1.2.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.0, 1.0.4, 1.0.3, 1.0.2, 1.0.1, 1.0.0)
Support and utility classes used by the Rails framework.

activewarehouse (0.2.0, 0.1.0)
Build data warehouses with Rails.

activewarehouse-etl (0.5.2, 0.5.1, 0.5.0, 0.4.0, 0.3.0, 0.2.0, 0.1.0)
Pure Ruby ETL package.

hyperactive (0.2.5, 0.2.4, 0.2.3, 0.2.2, 0.1.1, 0.1.0)
A base class for persistent objects that uses archipelago for
persistence. Useful for Ruby on Rails models for example.

ruby-activeldap (0.8.1, 0.8.0, 0.7.4, 0.7.3, 0.7.2, 0.7.1, 0.7.0, 0.6.0,
0.5.9, 0.5.8, 0.5.7, 0.5.5, 0.5.4, 0.5.3, 0.5.2, 0.5.1, 0.5.0, 0.4.4,
0.4.3, 0.4.2, 0.4.1)
Ruby/ActiveLdap is a object-oriented API to LDAP

ruby-activeldap-debug (0.7.4, 0.7.3, 0.7.2, 0.7.1, 0.7.0, 0.6.0, 0.5.9,
0.5.8, 0.5.7, 0.5.6, 0.5.5)
Ruby/ActiveLDAP is a object-oriented API to LDAP
[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]#

On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 02:31:01PM +0000, Brian C. wrote:

Any suggestions as to what I should do? I don’t find this problem listed on
the rubygems FAQ at http://docs.rubygems.org/read/book/3 and neither do I
see any requirements saying that rubygems needs ruby version X.X.X to work.

Another example which doesn’t inspire much confidence:

[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]# gem install RubyInline
Install required dependency hoe? [Yn] y
Install required dependency rubyforge? [Yn] y
Install required dependency rake? [Yn] y
Successfully installed RubyInline-3.6.2
Successfully installed hoe-1.2.0
Successfully installed rubyforge-0.4.0
Successfully installed rake-0.7.1
Installing ri documentation for RubyInline-3.6.2…

test_inline.rb:643:33: Skipping require of dynamic string:
“#{tempfile.path}.rb”
inline.rb:306:26: Skipping require of dynamic string: “#{so_name}”

inline.rb:617:46: Skipping require of dynamic string: “inline/#{lang}”
Installing ri documentation for hoe-1.2.0…
Installing ri documentation for rubyforge-0.4.0…
Installing ri documentation for rake-0.7.1…

lib/rake.rb:905:18: unexpected token: ‘#<RubyToken::TkLPAREN:0xb7561948
@line_no=905, @text="(", @char_no=7>’
Installing RDoc documentation for RubyInline-3.6.2…

test_inline.rb:643:33: Skipping require of dynamic string:
“#{tempfile.path}.rb”
inline.rb:306:26: Skipping require of dynamic string: “#{so_name}”

inline.rb:617:46: Skipping require of dynamic string: “inline/#{lang}”
Installing RDoc documentation for hoe-1.2.0…
Installing RDoc documentation for rubyforge-0.4.0…
Installing RDoc documentation for rake-0.7.1…

lib/rake.rb:905:18: unexpected token: ‘#<RubyToken::TkLPAREN:0xb75b34f0
@line_no=905, @text="(", @char_no=7>’
[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]#

On Feb 23, 2007, at 9:40 AM, Brian C. wrote:

On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 02:31:01PM +0000, Brian C. wrote:

Any suggestions as to what I should do? I don’t find this problem
listed on
the rubygems FAQ at http://docs.rubygems.org/read/book/3 and
neither do I
see any requirements saying that rubygems needs ruby version X.X.X
to work.

Another example which doesn’t inspire much confidence:

What’s the problem?? This looks ok to me. Just warnings.

On Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 12:25:25AM +0900, Ryan D. wrote:

What’s the problem?? This looks ok to me. Just warnings.

lib/rake.rb:905:18: unexpected token: ‘#<RubyToken::TkLPAREN:
0xb7561948 @line_no=905, @text="(", @char_no=7>’

That looked a bit scary to me. But then I realised this was during rdoc
processing, so it’s probably nothing to worry about.

As a comparison point: I just tried this on an Ubuntu-6.06 system.
rubygems
itself installed without errors, but activerecord was not found on the
first
attempt. The RubyInline gem gave a similar set of warnings, but not the
“unexpected token: '#<RubyToken::TkLPAREN:…” one I saw before. And a
second attempt to install activerecord was successful.

Regards,

Brian.

[email protected]:/u/build/rubygems-0.9.2# ruby -v
ruby 1.8.4 (2005-12-24) [i486-linux]
[email protected]:/u/build/rubygems-0.9.2# ruby setup.rb
—> bin
<— bin
—> lib
—> lib/rbconfig
<— lib/rbconfig
—> lib/rubygems
<— lib/rubygems
<— lib
—> bin
<— bin
—> lib
—> lib/rbconfig
<— lib/rbconfig
—> lib/rubygems
<— lib/rubygems
<— lib
rm -f InstalledFiles
—> bin
mkdir -p /usr/bin/
install gem /usr/bin/
install gem_mirror /usr/bin/
install gem_server /usr/bin/
install gemlock /usr/bin/
install gemri /usr/bin/
install gemwhich /usr/bin/
install index_gem_repository.rb /usr/bin/
install update_rubygems /usr/bin/
<— bin
—> lib
mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/
install gemconfigure.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/
install rubygems.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/
install ubygems.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/
—> lib/rbconfig
mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rbconfig
install datadir.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rbconfig
<— lib/rbconfig
—> lib/rubygems
mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install builder.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install cmd_manager.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install command.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install config_file.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install custom_require.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install dependency_list.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install doc_manager.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install format.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install gem_commands.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install gem_open_uri.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install gem_openssl.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install gem_runner.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install installer.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install old_format.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install open-uri.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install package.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install remote_fetcher.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install remote_installer.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install rubygems_version.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install security.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install server.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install source_index.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install source_info_cache.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install source_info_cache_entry.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install specification.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install timer.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install user_interaction.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install validator.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
install version.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems
<— lib/rubygems
<— lib
Successfully built RubyGem
Name: sources
Version: 0.0.1
File: sources-0.0.1.gem
Removing old RubyGems RDoc and ri…
Installing rubygems-0.9.2 ri…
Installing rubygems-0.9.2 rdoc…

As of RubyGems 0.8.0, library stubs are no longer needed.
Searching $LOAD_PATH for stubs to optionally delete (may take a
while)…
…done.
No library stubs found.

[email protected]:/u/build/rubygems-0.9.2# gem install activerecord
Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
ERROR: While executing gem … (Gem::GemNotFoundException)
Could not find activerecord (> 0) in any repository
[email protected]:/u/build/rubygems-0.9.2# gem install RubyInline
Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
Install required dependency hoe? [Yn] y
Install required dependency rubyforge? [Yn] y
Install required dependency rake? [Yn] y
Successfully installed RubyInline-3.6.2
Successfully installed hoe-1.2.0
Successfully installed rubyforge-0.4.0
Successfully installed rake-0.7.1
Installing ri documentation for RubyInline-3.6.2…

inline.rb:306:26: Skipping require of dynamic string: “#{so_name}”

inline.rb:617:46: Skipping require of dynamic string: “inline/#{lang}”

test_inline.rb:643:33: Skipping require of dynamic string:
"#{tempfile.path}.rb"Installing ri documentation for hoe-1.2.0…
Installing ri documentation for rubyforge-0.4.0…
Installing ri documentation for rake-0.7.1…
Installing RDoc documentation for RubyInline-3.6.2…

inline.rb:306:26: Skipping require of dynamic string: “#{so_name}”

inline.rb:617:46: Skipping require of dynamic string: “inline/#{lang}”

test_inline.rb:643:33: Skipping require of dynamic string:
"#{tempfile.path}.rb"Installing RDoc documentation for hoe-1.2.0…
Installing RDoc documentation for rubyforge-0.4.0…
Installing RDoc documentation for rake-0.7.1…
[email protected]:/u/build/rubygems-0.9.2#
[email protected]:/u/build/rubygems-0.9.2# gem install --remote
activerecordInstall required dependency activesupport? [Yn] y
Successfully installed activerecord-1.15.2
Successfully installed activesupport-1.4.1
Installing ri documentation for activerecord-1.15.2…
Installing ri documentation for activesupport-1.4.1…
Installing RDoc documentation for activerecord-1.15.2…
Installing RDoc documentation for activesupport-1.4.1…
[email protected]:/u/build/rubygems-0.9.2#

On Feb 23, 2007, at 9:31 AM, Brian C. wrote:

some
errors:

...
setup.rb:18:15: Couldn't find File. Assuming it's a module

At this point, you should have stopped. Something is terribly wrong
with your ruby installation. Rubygems has NOTHING to do with this.
This has me worried.

[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 4.4 (Final)
[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]# ruby -v
ruby 1.8.1 (2003-12-25) [i386-linux-gnu]

You need 1.8.2 at the very least. Newer is better.

On Feb 23, 10:59 am, Ryan D. [email protected] wrote:

group_id=126&release_id=9501,

[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 4.4 (Final)
[[email protected] rubygems-0.9.2]# ruby -v
ruby 1.8.1 (2003-12-25) [i386-linux-gnu]

You need 1.8.2 at the very least. Newer is better.

I would upgrade to a more recent version of Ruby. I had similar
problems on CentOS 4 and all were resolved when I simply build my own
ruby from source and no older than 1.8.4.

Ken

On Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 02:31:35AM +0900, Jos B. wrote:

Fwiw, I have been using the RPMs at
http://dev.centos.org/centos/4/testing/i386/RPMS/ on CentOS 4.1 and 4.4
without problems. You might want to give those a shot.

OK, I upgraded to these and now rubygems installs without bombing out.

Perhaps the rubygems webpage could be updated to say what the minimum
Ruby
version is that it needs? Or it could test for this and give a
warning/error
if you try to install it under a version which is too old?

Regards,

Brian.

Fwiw, I have been using the RPMs at
http://dev.centos.org/centos/4/testing/i386/RPMS/ on CentOS 4.1 and 4.4
without problems. You might want to give those a shot.

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