Rubygems - uninitialized constant

With a fresh install of Rubygems, when I issue a “gem -h” command, the
result is:

/usr/bin/gem:23: uninitialized constant Gem::GemRunner (NameError)

Background:

With a fresh installation of Kubuntu 8.04.1 Linux, I installed ruby 1.8
with “apt-get…”, and then installed rubygems 1.8 from the tar file at
rubyforge. There were problems, so I figured the rubygems install done
that way was a bad idea. Basically, I was getting an odd message when
trying to install the webby gem. Three other gems did install without
error, including sequel.

So, I reinstalled ruby 1.8, and rubygems from the Adept package manager,
at which point I got the unexpected problem above.

I don’t know what’s wrong or how to get a good install of rubygems, at
this point. All suggests greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Tom

Tom C. wrote:

that way was a bad idea. Basically, I was getting an odd message when

Tom

Thanks to a kind soul on the Webby list (there’s NEVER anyone there this
time of night - but Doug L. was, tonight - tks Doug!) I now have
the fix on this -

http://ericbeland.com/2007/12/20/uninitialized-constant-gem-gemrunner

/usr/bin/gem simply needs the following line inserted into it.

require ‘rubygems/gem_runner’

Now things work.

I hope this gets fix by someone, if such a response is needed.
Apparently its happened to other people.

t.

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On Jul 18, 2008, at 03:14 AM, Tom C. wrote:

did install without error, including sequel.

http://ericbeland.com/2007/12/20/uninitialized-constant-gem-gemrunner

/usr/bin/gem simply needs the following line inserted into it.

require ‘rubygems/gem_runner’

Now things work.

I hope this gets fix by someone, if such a response is needed.
Apparently its happened to other people.

No, this is wrong.

You have an old gem lying around. Recent RubyGems releases install
gem to match your ruby binary’s name, which is usually symlinked from
something like ruby1.8 to ruby (thus, gem1.8). Delete gem and
symlink it appropriately. When you installed RubyGems the last thing
it printed was where it installed the gem executable.

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