Sy Ali wrote:

>That was the solution.  I needed to require rubygems.  Apparently, I
>thought everything was more magical.  ;)
>
>require 'rubygems'
>require 'term/ansicolor'
>include Term::ANSIColor
>print red, bold, "red bold", reset, "\n"
>  
>
You can set RUBYOPT=-rubygems in your environment, if you don't want to 
require 'rubygems'. So users can transparently either use gems or 
install from source or use their package managers.

-- 
Florian Frank