On 3/22/07, mvyver / gmail.com <mvyver / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a relative newbie to ruby and linux, so please excuse this if it
> seems a little naive.  Also please accept thanks for all the work that
> has gone into a great language.
>
> I thought that if '/usr/lib/ruby/1.8' was in the ruby load path "$:",
> then ruby would search for a 'require'd package in subdirectories
> under that directory?
>
> for example (as root):
> #gem install 'fastercsv' --install-dir='/usr/lib/ruby/1.8'
>
> This installs without error and fastercsv.rb seems to be where it
> should:
> /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/gems/fastercsv-1.2.0/lib
>
> now (still with root and the same shell session):
> mv-laptop:/usr/lib/ruby/1.8 # irb
> irb(main):001:0> require 'fastercsv'
> LoadError: no such file to load -- fastercsv
>         from (irb):1:in `require'
>         from (irb):1
> irb(main):002:0> puts $:
> /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8
> /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/i586-linux
> /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby
> /usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.8
> /usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.8/i586-linux
> /usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby
> /usr/lib/ruby/1.8
> /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/i586-linux
> .
> => nil
> irb(main):003:0>
>
> Can anyone please shed some light on what I might have configured
> incorrectly?
>
> Regards
> Mark

Hi,

have you require'd rubygems? either require 'rubygems' or call ruby
with --rubygems or add rubygems to your $RUBYOPT variable.

I don't know how you can tell gems where to look for the files, but
from your printout it seems that gems are not loaded (you'd see
something like rubygems/custom_require in the output)

Jano