> Mmmm. I haven't looked at this specific portion of the RubyGems
> code, but I have a suspicion that if it's ultimately because libdrb
> is missing, then it's trying to get an object remotely. There is
> little (if anything) that RubyGems can do in the case of a Ruby that
> isn't completely there when it should be.
>
> Not only that, I'm a bit baffled that the problem was solved by the
> installation of libdrb-ruby -- because there's nothing in RubyGems'
> source code that requires 'drb' or 'action_controller'.

You're right. It's the Action Pack that requires drb, not rubygems.

Ghislain