I keep having similar problems with the ruby postgres API (the c api,
not postgres-pr).  I have now installed it on three different machines
- two running Ubuntu server 6.06 and most recently on Xubuntu Edgy.

I have libpq-dev and ruby1.8-dev installed.  I only have one version
of ruby 1.8 installed - from the Xubuntu repository.

gem install postgres

leads to a lot of terminal output, ending with:

Successfully installed postgres-0.7.1

But if I try:

# irb1.8
irb(main):001:0> require 'rubygems'
=> true
irb(main):002:0> require 'postgres'
LoadError: no such file to load -- postgres
        from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:in
`gem_original_require'
        from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:in
`require'
        from (irb):2

I have also tried:

# POSTGRES_INCLUDE=/usr/include/postgresql gem install postgres

I just can't figure out what the difference is between the different
boxes I'm trying to do this on.

Any help appreciated.





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