This is probably a newbie question but are there any issues with using
certain gems on Windows XP?
I’m running the InstantRails 1.1a and have been trying to experiment
with some of the gems.
Specifically I’m trying to use midilib and pdf-writer. I’ve installed
gem install midilib
gem install pdf-writer --include-dependencies
and both installed successfully as expected and pdf-writer also prompted
and installed the dependant gems as needed. However if I then go into
an irb session I get false returned when trying to require them.
irb(main):001:0> require ‘rubygems’
irb(main):002:0> require ‘midilib’
irb(main):003:0> require ‘pdf/writer’
The other gems I have tried have all worked as expected and returned
true when requiring them in this fashion. Can anyone point me in the
right direction as to what I am / have done wrong?
Perhaps they are just not compatible with irb? I say this only because
the pdf-writer demo.rb file (once modified to require ‘rubygems’) runs
without error when doing ruby demo.rb.