Hi everyone,

I tried following the instructions
(http://docs.rubygems.org/read/chapter/11#page56) on how to install
gems in a custom directory, and while they do get installed in that
directory, I cannot use them.  For example, I install ruby-breakpoint,
and when I came to use it in IRB, it complained that the library could
not be found:

[vince@macvince: ~/prog/ruby/rjournal]% irb -r rubygems
irb(main):001:0> require "breakpoint"
LoadError: No such file to load -- breakpoint
        from
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:18:in
`require__'
        from
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:18:in
`require'
        from (irb):1
irb(main):002:0>

I had also loaded Rake, and I got a similar message when I came to run
it:

[vince@macvince: ~/prog/ruby/rjournal]% rake test
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:194:in
`report_activate_error': Could not find RubyGem rake (> 0)
(Gem::LoadError)
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:136:in
`activate'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:37:in
`require_gem_with_options'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:31:in
`require_gem'
        from /Users/vince/.gems/bin/rake:17

The config file I used looked like this:
gem: --remote
gemhome: /Users/vince/.gems
gempath:
  - /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8

Is there anything wrong with it?  Am I forgetting something?  Thanks
for you help everyone.

Vincent.