On Fri, 8 Sep 2006, Daniel Berger wrote:

> Ruby 1.8.5
> RHEL 4, x86-64
> gcc 3.4.5
> make 3.80
>
> Something very strange is happening here.  The bigdecimal.so file clearly 
> exists:
>
> [ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ pwd
> /usr/local/lib/ruby
> [ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ find . -name 'bigdecimal.so'
> ./1.8/x86_64-linux/bigdecimal.so
>
> Yet Ruby can't find it:
>
> djberge@some_host /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8 ] $ irb
> irb(main):001:0> require 'bigdecimal'
> LoadError: no such file to load -- bigdecimal
>        from (irb):1:in `require'
>        from (irb):1


which -a irb

??

-a
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