Trouble with on gem in rubyscript2exe


I’m using rubyscript2exe to build and distribute .exe versions of my
Ruby-programs at my office.

In one of my programs I use my own gem:

require 'expanded_date'

this gem is built and installed successfully on my computer.

This causes a peculiar problem with rubyscript2exe.

Other gems work nicely, so I think my ‘expanded_date’ gem is somehow
erroneous. The thing is it works like a charm when used in ruby
(i.e. not throug rubyscript2exe), and it also works like a charm when
directly (i.e. not as an installed gem, just as a required ‘.rb’ file).

The problem is when using as a gem and rubyscript2exe.

I’m kind of puzzled. Any tips?


require ‘rubygems’
spec = = ‘expanded_date’
spec.version = ‘0.1.0’
spec.platform = Gem::Platform::RUBY
spec.summary = ‘Adds extra functionality to date’
spec.require_path = ‘.’

spec.files = [‘expanded_date.rb’]

Error message when running the .exe version of my rubyscript

gem_original_require': no such file to load -- fileutils (LoadError) from D:/DOCUME~1/.../Temp/eee.xls2csv.exe.2/lib/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:inrequire’
from D:/DOCUME~1/…/Temp/eee.xls2csv.exe.2/lib/rubygems.rb:433:in
ensure_gem_subdirectories' from D:/DOCUME~1/.../Temp/eee.xls2csv.exe.2/lib/rubygems.rb:430:inensure_gem_subdirectories’
from D:/DOCUME~1/…/Temp/eee.xls2csv.exe.2/lib/rubygems.rb:355:in
set_home' from D:/DOCUME~1/.../Temp/eee.xls2csv.exe.2/lib/rubygems.rb:121:indir’
from D:/DOCUME~1/…/Temp/eee.xls2csv.exe.2/lib/rubygems.rb:362:in
set_paths' from D:/DOCUME~1/.../Temp/eee.xls2csv.exe.2/lib/rubygems.rb:131:inpath’
installed_spec_directories' from D:/DOCUME~1/.../Temp/eee.xls2csv.exe.2/lib/rubygems/source_index.rb:47:infrom_installed_gems’
from D:/DOCUME~1/…/Temp/eee.xls2csv.exe.2/lib/rubygems.rb:109:in
source_index' from D:/DOCUME~1/.../Temp/eee.xls2csv.exe.2/lib/rubygems/custom_require.rb:111:ininit_gemspecs’
initialize' from D:/DOCUME~1/.../Temp/eee.xls2csv.exe.2/lib/rubygems/custom_require.rb:30:inrequire’
from D:\DOCUME~1…\Temp\eee.xls2csv.exe.2\app\xls2csv.rb:1
from D:\DOCUME~1…\Temp\eee.xls2csv.exe.2\bootstrap.rb:45

Ruby version

ruby 1.8.4 (2006-04-14) [i386-mswin32]

`gem_original_require’: no such file to load – fileutils

I’m aware of this problem. I mentioned it before on this list.
See my post and Eric’s reactions.

“Perhaps sqlite-ruby is an old format gem?” True?

The workaround is easy: require fileutils in your library.

Erik V. -


The workaround is easy: require fileutils in your library.

Brilliant. Works nicely. Thank your for your speedy reply.

Best wishes