Forum: Ruby $GEM_HOM

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F6a3dfee23741adec521eff5fa003aa0?d=identicon&s=25 Derek Smith (derekbsmith)
on 2009-04-16 01:24
I am running cygwin with ruby version ruby 1.8.7 (2008-08-11 patchlevel
72) [i386-cygwin]

When I installed zipruby I noticed this:

make install
mkdir -p /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/gems/gems/zipruby-0.2.9/lib
/usr/bin/install -c -m 0755 zipruby.so
/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/gems/gems/zipruby-0.2.9/lib


Why do I have three gems subdirs? And where should all my gems be
centrally located and what should $GEM_HOME be?  I would think it would
be one location for my situation...my home laptop used for ruby coding
for my night work apart from my full time job.

Also: I installed rubygems, but I am still seeing this below"

$ irb
irb(main):001:0> require 'rubygems'
=> true
irb(main):002:0> require 'zip/zip'
=> true
irb(main):003:0> require 'rubygems'
=> false
irb(main):004:0>

Smith@smith-laptop /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems
$ gem list --local

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

appinstaller (0.0.1)
httparty (0.3.1)
rubygems-update (1.3.2, 1.3.1)
rubyzip (0.9.1)
tags4free (0.1.3)
ziplookup (1.0.0)


Smith@smith-laptop /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems
$ echo $GEM_HOME
/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/gems


thank you!
9d4960f8319664f0f7896230eebace73?d=identicon&s=25 Glen Holcomb (Guest)
on 2009-04-16 15:39
(Received via mailing list)
On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 5:24 PM, Derek Smith
<derekbellnersmith@yahoo.com>wrote:

>
> irb(main):002:0> require 'zip/zip'
> appinstaller (0.0.1)
>
>
> thank you!
> --
> Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.
>
>
I don't see a problem with having gems/gems/gems as long as all your
gems
are there.
Also the behavior you are seeing in irb is perfectly normal.  false just
means it didn't load rubygems (because it has already been loaded) it
doesn't mean there was an error, or that the load failed.

--
"Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions
speak
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying."

-Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)
58479f76374a3ba3c69b9804163f39f4?d=identicon&s=25 Eric Hodel (Guest)
on 2009-04-16 20:16
(Received via mailing list)
On Apr 15, 2009, at 16:24, Derek Smith wrote:

>
>
> Why do I have three gems subdirs? And where should all my gems be
> centrally located and what should $GEM_HOME be?  I would think it
> would
> be one location for my situation...my home laptop used for ruby coding
> for my night work apart from my full time job.
>
> Smith@smith-laptop /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems
> $ echo $GEM_HOME
> /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/gems


Typically it isn't set:

$ echo $GEM_HOME

$
F6a3dfee23741adec521eff5fa003aa0?d=identicon&s=25 Derek Smith (derekbsmith)
on 2009-04-17 00:25
Glen Holcomb wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 5:24 PM, Derek Smith
> <derekbellnersmith@yahoo.com>wrote:
>
>>
>> irb(main):002:0> require 'zip/zip'
>> appinstaller (0.0.1)
>>
>>
>> thank you!
>> --
>> Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.
>>
>>
> I don't see a problem with having gems/gems/gems as long as all your
> gems
> are there.
> Also the behavior you are seeing in irb is perfectly normal.  false just
> means it didn't load rubygems (because it has already been loaded) it
> doesn't mean there was an error, or that the load failed.
>
> --
> "Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions
> speak
> so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying."
>
> -Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)


Ooops...meant to say rubyzip:

$ irb
irb(main):001:0> require 'rubygems'
=> true
irb(main):002:0> require 'rubyzip'
LoadError: no such file to load -- rubyzip
        from
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in
`gem_original_require'
        from
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `require'
        from (irb):2
irb(main):003:0>


$ gem list --local

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

appinstaller (0.0.1)
httparty (0.3.1)
rubygems-update (1.3.2, 1.3.1)
rubyzip (0.9.1)
tags4free (0.1.3)
ziplookup (1.0.0)
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