Ugh! gem update -system broke something

Hi.

I ran gem update -system to upgrade from 0.9.4 on a Linux machine and
now it’s broken.

If I run gem -v, I can see that I have version 1.3.1

If I run rake gems:install, I get

‘report_activate_error’:Could not find RubyGem rake

Can someone offer some guidance for how to fix this?

I don’t know what other details would be helpful. Rails is frozen in
the vendor folder. Do I need to create a symbolic link to fix this, add
a gem path or is a bigger problem?

THANKS!

The problem turned out to be that the update reinstalled gems in a
different location than where the gems were installed. We needed to
reinstall gems again and this time it installed in the correct spot.

hi,

try in your console,
run this command >gem list
It shows list of gems,in these find rake is listed or not.(i thought its
not installed)if not listed make install the gem.

Cs Webgrl wrote:

The problem turned out to be that the update reinstalled gems in a
different location than where the gems were installed. We needed to
reinstall gems again and this time it installed in the correct spot.

Hello,
I seem to have stumbled into the same problem.
I have a number of gems installed on my Ubuntu box, and they all reside
in

/var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/

But after doing

$ sudo gem update --system

and successfully upgrading to v.1.3.1, suddenly gems are being looked
for in

/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/

which is empty. In fact, doing

$ gem list

yielded ZERO gems. To test things, I then installed a new gem:

$ sudo gem install capistrano_colors

which succeeded. ‘gem list’ does report this one, and I found the
package in

/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/

Cs Webgrl says they reinstalled all gems to make things work again, but
I wonder if there is a simpler, cleaner way to have the proper path
restored.

Thanks in advance!
Giuseppe

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