Forum: Ruby on Rails help! installing rubygems in ubuntu... problems with zlib

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071a1502acddef50b9d7777a65a00df3?d=identicon&s=25 Carlos Gershenson (Guest)
on 2006-04-19 12:32
Hi,

I am trying to install Ruby on Rails on a Linux Ubuntu PC. I already
installed manually ruby 1.8.4. But when I try to install rubygems, I get
the error:

/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:21:in
`require__': no such file to load -- zlib (LoadError)
        from
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:21:in
`require'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/package.rb:9
        from
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:21:in
`require'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/builder.rb:1
        from
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:21:in
`require'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:61:in
`manage_gems'
        from
/home/carlos/Desktop/rubygems-0.8.11/./post-install.rb:64:in
`install_sources'
        from
/home/carlos/Desktop/rubygems-0.8.11/./post-install.rb:75:in
`try_run_hook'
        from setup.rb:577:in `run_hook'
        from setup.rb:1315:in `exec_task_traverse'
        from setup.rb:1168:in `exec_install'
        from setup.rb:887:in `exec_install'
        from setup.rb:705:in `invoke'
        from setup.rb:674:in `invoke'
        from setup.rb:1352


I installed zlib with the package manager (libzlib-ruby) and manually,
even recompiled ruby, but still I get this error... I searched for info
on this problem, but all I found was that the problem should be solved
with libzlib-ruby...

Help!

Thanks a lot,
Carlos
A0ed1bbfe42f4f87e6db0a16706246e2?d=identicon&s=25 Michael Greenly (mgreenly)
on 2006-04-19 13:54
> Carlos Gershenson wrote:
>
> I installed zlib with the package manager (libzlib-ruby) and manually,
> even recompiled ruby, but still I get this error... I searched for info
> on this problem, but all I found was that the problem should be solved
> with libzlib-ruby...
>
> Help!
>
> Thanks a lot,
> Carlos

Here's a very terse howto I wrote not to long ago detailing a build from
source

http://mgreenly.metaspot.net/?p=37
071a1502acddef50b9d7777a65a00df3?d=identicon&s=25 Carlos Gershenson (Guest)
on 2006-04-19 17:02
Great! Thanks a lot! That did the works...
I guess the main step was to install ruby-zlib, that is not mentioned on
the places I checked...

Michael Greenly wrote:

> Here's a very terse howto I wrote not to long ago detailing a build from
> source
>
> http://mgreenly.metaspot.net/?p=37
B4578631e94c39ac6b53afc76a0eb373?d=identicon&s=25 Drub Drub (drub)
on 2006-12-04 06:49
Michael Greenly wrote:
>> Carlos Gershenson wrote:
>>
>> I installed zlib with the package manager (libzlib-ruby) and manually,
>> even recompiled ruby, but still I get this error... I searched for info
>> on this problem, but all I found was that the problem should be solved
>> with libzlib-ruby...
>>
>> Help!
>>
>> Thanks a lot,
>> Carlos
>
> Here's a very terse howto I wrote not to long ago detailing a build from
> source
>
> http://mgreenly.metaspot.net/?p=37


Too bad.  Link is dead.
Sounded promising.
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