Unable to load fireruby gem

I get the following error when trying to load fireruby, despite having
used “sudo gem install fireruby” to install the gem and confirming
that fr_lib.so exists at the location pointed to by the path.

I have the following in my test program which reports the error (see
below):

require ‘rubygems’
require_gem ‘fireruby’

*** Error ***

/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fireruby-0.4.0-i586-linux/lib/
fr_lib.so: libfbclient.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such
file or directory - /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fireruby-0.4.0-
i586-linux/lib/fr_lib.so (LoadError)
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
custom_require.rb:32:in require' from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fireruby-0.4.0-i586- linux/lib/fireruby.rb:21 from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/ custom_require.rb:32:ingem_original_require’
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
custom_require.rb:32:in require' from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:282:inactivate’
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:281:in
each' from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:281:inactivate’
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:76:in
active_gem_with_options' from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:61:inrequire_gem’
from test.rb:2

Any help appreciated.

On 9/15/07, [email protected] [email protected]
wrote:

*** Error ***
custom_require.rb:32:in gem_original_require' from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:61:inrequire_gem’
from test.rb:2

Any help appreciated.

Permissions, maybe?

Todd

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