Transferring old RoR site.... Problems.... sigh


#1

Hello all, new to Rails here and am in the process of transferring an
existing rails site to a new server.

I’ve installed Rails 1.1.6 and Ruby 1.8.4 as well as mongrel and gems
0.8.10

The problem comes when I attempt to start mongrel by issuing the command

mongrel_rails start -d

I get the following error message:

** Ruby version is not up-to-date; loading cgi_multipart_eof_fix
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-1.1.5/bin/…/lib/mongrel/gems.rb:12:in
require': undefined methodgem’ for Mongrel::Gems:Module
(NoMethodError)
from
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-1.1.5/bin/…/lib/mongrel.rb:355
from
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:18:in
`require’
from
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-1.1.5/bin/mongrel_rails:11
from /usr/local/bin/mongrel_rails:18

It seems to be telling me to update Ruby, however I’m afraid if I do
that the app will not function properly.

I installed the most current version of Mongrel… perhaps I should
install an older version? If so what version?

Also, I’m open to any ideas/suggestions/guidance you may be able to
provide, thanks in advance!


#2

On Jun 5, 11:34 pm, Rusty Rustybucket <rails-mailing-l…@andreas-
s.net> wrote:

I get the following error message:

** Ruby version is not up-to-date; loading cgi_multipart_eof_fix
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-1.1.5/bin/…/lib/mongrel/gems.rb: 12:in
require': undefined methodgem’ for Mongrel::Gems:Module
(NoMethodError)

That’s a really really old version of rubygems, but quite a new
version of mongrel. There used to be a method in rubygems called
require_gem, but later on that was renamed to just gem, which mongrel
is trying to call but which doesn’t exist in your version of rubygems.
If you do update rubygems then you’ll probably run into the fact that
your version of rails (or the boot.rb script in your app) is still
using require_gem, but require_gem was eventually removed from
rubygems. It should just be a matter of replacing calls to require_gem
with calls to gem.

Fred


#3

That’s a really really old version of rubygems, but quite a new
version of mongrel. There used to be a method in rubygems called
require_gem, but later on that was renamed to just gem, which mongrel
is trying to call but which doesn’t exist in your version of rubygems.
If you do update rubygems then you’ll probably run into the fact that
your version of rails (or the boot.rb script in your app) is still
using require_gem, but require_gem was eventually removed from
rubygems. It should just be a matter of replacing calls to require_gem
with calls to gem.

Fred

That’s what I was thinking… Anyone got a suggestion of what version
of mongrel to try and run?

Or possibly better, how do I determine what version of mongrel is
running on the current server.

mongrel -v

??


#4

On Jun 5, 4:47 pm, Rusty Rustybucket <rails-mailing-l…@andreas-
s.net> wrote:

Fred

That’s what I was thinking… Anyone got a suggestion of what version
of mongrel to try and run?

Or possibly better, how do I determine what version of mongrel is
running on the current server.

gem list mongrel --local

if you have more than one version installed, it’ll be listed there.
easiest thing to do seems to be to just uninstall your latest version
that’s giving you problems, then upgrading the app more gradually
later.