Hi All, I am Ruby newbie, just started learning it as one of my projects need it. We have been installing em-http-request-1.1.1 with Ruby1.9.3 for last 1.5 years, but recently installation of em-http-request-1.1.1 requires Ruby2.0. $ env HOME=/root sudo gem install -V em-http-request -v 1.1.1 --no-rdoc --no-ri GET http://rubygems.org/specs.4.8.gz 200 OK GET http://rubygems.org/latest_specs.4.8.gz 200 OK GET http://rubygems.org/prerelease_specs.4.8.gz 200 OK Installing gem public_suffix-2.0.5 ERROR: Error installing em-http-request: public_suffix requires Ruby version >= 2.0. Seems em-http-request has dependency on public_suffix and trying to get prerelease version 2.0.5 of it. My question, how can I avoid upgrading Ruby to 2.0 while installing em-http-request. Is there a way? Please help. Thanks, Ravi
on 2017-02-10 06:31
on 2017-02-13 18:10
You could install the gem with the --force option, but I would strongly suggest that you find out the reason, why you now have the version mismatch: It is very rare, that someone would add such a version restriction, without also incrementing the version number. The only reason I could imagine, is, that the author of the gem found AFTER releasing it, that there was some problem of running the Gem with Ruby 1.9, and therefore added the restriction. This would mean that you might have some problem in your present usage of the gem which you just haven't noticed yet. At least you should try to contact the developer and ask why he added the restriction. Maybe the release notes / readme-files also give some hint.
on 2017-02-18 22:10
> but recently installation of em-http-request-1.1.1 > requires Ruby2.0. > My question, how can I avoid upgrading Ruby to 2.0 while > installing em-http-request. Is there a way? In principle you can - it depends on the code that is used. If you really can not change the ruby version for whatever reason, I would compare locally what has changed between these two gems. If you can make sure that it works on your older ruby, then you can simply re-build the gem too and get rid of that dependency (I mean the limitation on the particular version). My gems all come with the .gemspec so perhaps em-http-request and the other gems also come with a .gemspec file. You can modify the .gemspec files of all the gems by the way and rebuild them on your own. This is quite easy to do. The more difficult part would be to find out what exactly really mandates ruby 2.x. If it is syntax changes then you may have to go find all the places on your own where incompatible syntax is used.