Win XP & One-Click installer .dump problems


I ran into an annoying bug while trying to use the Ferret gem:

C:\Documents and Settings\Ilya>ruby -v
ruby 1.8.4 (2006-04-14) [i386-mswin32]

C:\Documents and Settings\Ilya>gem list --local

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

ferret (0.10.6)
Ruby indexing library.

C:\Documents and Settings\Ilya>irb
irb(main):001:0> “\t\tabcd”.dump
=> “”\t\tabcd""
irb(main):002:0> require ‘ferret’
=> true
irb(main):003:0> “\t\tabcd”.dump
=> “” abcd"\000\000"

Something breaks in ruby after I include ferret and rails collapses on
the spot. The templating engine falls down and starts complaining about
weird characters in my .rhtml files.

More info on this and similar issues:

I’ve tried this on two different computers, with, 1.8.5… and
even 1.8.2, all yielding the same results. (Yes, I also tried different
versions of the ferret gem). Any suggestions?


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