Forum: Ruby Problem installing rubygems in Vista/cygwin

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Dac440de4823fa56ffc6dc25ba1f8e9c?d=identicon&s=25 Marcus Brito (pazu)
on 2008-10-05 17:11
Hello, folks.

I'm experiencing some trouble trying to install rubygems-1.3.0 on
Windows Vista (under cygwin). The same problem occurs when I try to
instal 1.2.0. Here's what happens:

$ ruby setup.rb
mkdir -p /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8
mkdir -p /usr/bin
install -c -m 0644 rbconfig/datadir.rb
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rbconfig/datadir.rb
(... lots of install commands ...)
install -c -m 0644 ubygems.rb /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/ubygems.rb
cp gem /cygdrive/c/Users/Pazu/AppData/Local/Temp/gem
rm /cygdrive/c/Users/Pazu/AppData/Local/Temp/gem
setup.rb:185:in `initialize': Permission denied -
/cygdrive/c/Users/Pazu/AppData/Local/Temp/gem (Errno::EACCES)
        from setup.rb:185:in `open'
        from setup.rb:185
        from setup.rb:170:in `each'
        from setup.rb:170
        from setup.rb:165:in `chdir'
        from setup.rb:165

I've tried disabling UAC, but the results are the same. I've checked
permissions for the Temp directory, and it's definitely writable. I'm at
a lost about what to try next, any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

-- Pazu
Dac440de4823fa56ffc6dc25ba1f8e9c?d=identicon&s=25 Marcus Brito (pazu)
on 2008-10-05 19:40
Marcus Brito wrote:

> I'm experiencing some trouble trying to install rubygems-1.3.0 on
> Windows Vista (under cygwin). The same problem occurs when I try to
> instal 1.2.0. Here's what happens:

(snip)

Whatever the problem was, seems to be fixed in trunk. I've downloaded
the most recent rubygems code from subversion, and it installed OK.
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