John Conrad wrote:
>> I'm stumped. I purged my playpen version of RMagick and installed it via
>> a normal "gem install":
>
>
> After I have loaded RMagick (by require'ing it twice and changing from
> 'RMagick' to 'rmagick' between require calls), I get the same result 
> as you
> from puts Magick::Long_version.
>
> Man I'm stumped.
>
> Thanks for trying...
>
> JEC
>
One last thing: I'm using RubyGems 0.8.11.

As a last resort you could uninstall the rmagick gem and install RMagick 
from source. It's not all that much more work (especially since you've 
already got ImageMagick/GraphicsMagick installed) and then you just 
wouldn't have to depend on RubyGems.