Hi, I'm trying to install RedCloth on CentOS. It came with ruby 1.8.5 pre-installed so I installed rubygems-1.2.0 since that seemed compatible (later versions require ruby 1.8.6). All looks good but when I try: [root@dev4 rubygems-1.2.0]# gem install RedCloth ERROR: could not find gem RedCloth locally or in a repository Can anyone tell me what I'm missing? Do I need to configure some repository information? Thanks, Doug P.S. Total Ruby/RubyGems novice - so I could be doing all manner of dumb stuff...
on 2011-01-19 03:08
on 2011-01-23 22:31
Doug, Sorry, I was away on vacation. I'm not sure why it's not working. I certainly have never tested it with Ruby or RubyGems that old. Even if you do get it to find it, it's going to want to install a bunch of dependencies that aren't necessary because older RubyGems didn't have the concept of development dependencies. If it were me, I'd use RVM to install a recent version of Ruby and RubyGems. Otherwise, I imagine you'll have problems with libraries other than RedCloth as well and it's probably not worth figuring out. Good luck! Jason
on 2011-01-24 01:07
Hey Jason, Thanks a lot for following up. I actually ended up discovering BitNami ( http://bitnami.org) and installing a completely new Ruby stack to an EC2 instance and abandoning the whole CentOS physical server I was working with. I've not tried RedCloth again yet but I suspect it'll go much easier this time since I'm now running with current code. One lesson I've learned is that Ruby is very version sensitive - so best not to swim upstream against that. Thanks for the help, Doug
on 2011-01-27 14:46
On 2011-01-24 00:47, Douglas Pearson biz-at-sunnyhome.org |Lists/Send to lists| wrote: > One lesson I've learned is that Ruby is very version sensitive - so best > not to swim upstream against that. I've also had to learn this over and over with different projects. It sucks and is the main reason I'm hesitant to use Ruby. Peter