Actually, here is a more interesting failure:

root@choochoo:~# gem install mechanize
Attempting local installation of 'mechanize'
Local gem file not found: mechanize*.gem
Attempting remote installation of 'mechanize'
Install required dependency ruby-web? [Yn]
Successfully installed mechanize-0.4.5
Successfully installed ruby-web-1.1.1
/usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:21:in 
`require__': no such file to load -- rdoc/rdoc (LoadError)
        from 
/usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:21:in `require'
        from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/doc_manager.rb:43:in 
`generate_rdoc'
        from 
/usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/gem_commands.rb:215:in `execute'
        from 
/usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/gem_commands.rb:214:in 
`each'        from 
/usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/gem_commands.rb:214:in `execute'
        from 
/usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/gem_commands.rb:153:in 
`each'        from 
/usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/gem_commands.rb:153:in `execute'
        from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/command.rb:49:in `invoke'
        from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/cmd_manager.rb:94:in 
`process_args'
        from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/cmd_manager.rb:67:in 
`run'
        from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/gem_runner.rb:13:in `run'
        from /usr/bin/gem:17
root@choochoo:~# which mechanize
root@choochoo:~#



Xeno Campanoli wrote:

> I cannot seem to install www-mechanize using gem install:
>
>> root@choochoo:~# apt-get install www-mechanize
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree... Done
>> E: Couldn't find package www-mechanize
>> root@choochoo:~# gem install www-mechanize
>> Attempting local installation of 'www-mechanize'
>> Local gem file not found: www-mechanize*.gem
>> Attempting remote installation of 'www-mechanize'
>> Updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
>> ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::GemNotFoundException)
>>     Could not find www-mechanize (> 0) in the repository
>> root@choochoo:~# gem search mechanize
>>
>> *** LOCAL GEMS ***
>> root@choochoo:~#
>>
>
> Is it called something different in gems?
>
>
> Daniel Berger wrote:
>
>> Robert Nicholson wrote:
>>
>>> Can anybody tell me does Ruby support perl like LWP programming?
>>>
>>> ie. scraping content of websites with support for Cookies
>>>
>>>
>>
>> I believe www-mechanize will do what you want.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Dan
>>
>>
>>
>