andy wrote:

/ ...

> when I changed this line to...
> 
> ( Dir.chdir("/home/my_user/rubygems-0.9.0/pkgs/sources") do )
> 
> then it all worked.
> 
> But I get real nervous when I need to change code like that, mostly for
> future maintenance reasons.
> 
> Am I doing something wrong?

The initial launch assumes that you are in your home directory
(/home/local_user). If you are not, this error will come up. You were not
in your home directory.

-- 
Paul Lutus
http://www.arachnoid.com