Using ruby-openid/ruby-yadis w/o ruby gems

Dear devs,

I am trying to use the ruby-openid/ruby-yadis gems without ruby gems,
ie I just copied the lib files in a local lib directory (and placed
this in the LOAD_PATH). When running the application I get the
following error:

remove_method': methoddescription=’ not defined in
Gem::Specification (NameError)
from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/specification.rb:
188:in `overwrite_accessor’
from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/specification.rb:
from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:502
from ./lib/openid/discovery.rb:7
from ./lib/openid/consumer.rb:7
from ./lib/openid.rb:2

The offending code is:

require “openid/util”
require “openid/service”
require “openid/parse”

try and use the yadis gem, falling back to system yadis

require ‘rubygems’ <-------------------------------- HERE !
require_gem ‘ruby-yadis’, “>=0.3.3”
rescue LoadError
require “yadis”

I am wondering if any rubygems guru can provide a solution.

thanks in advance,



On Mar 10, 1:58 pm, “George Moschovitis”