On Nov 8, 2007 2:59 PM, Peter Hug <pete / kapiti.co.nz> wrote:
> Axel Etzold wrote:
> > require "rubygems"
> > require "json"
>
> Spot on Axel, that fixed it! Thanks heaps.
>
> What puzzles me though is that the same setup works fine under Windows
> (i.e. my ruby scripts can use any installed gems without having to load
> rubygems first.
>
> Any idea why that would be?
>
>
> Pete

The Ruby One-Click Installer sets an environment variable calld
RUBYOPT to -rubygems, which causes ruby to automatically require
'rubygems' for you.

You could set RUBYOPT on your Ubuntu box, if you like.

-A