On Apr 29, 2008, at 1:18 PM, jOhn wrote:

> I have to say that rails is such a mess right now.  Notta working  
> and it
> sucks.  I would prefer slower build out to failed stuff.
>
> Oniguruma does not work on ruby v1.8.6 and gem install oniguruma  
> fails, and
> compile workarounds fail as well.
>
> Also, ruby v1.8.6 and support for an older rails (v1.1.6) fails  
> which is
> required for my project.  Used to work fine, but now I get tons of  
> bugs like
> the 'require_gem' vs. 'gem' and the total failure of REXML (which is
> inexplicable).
>
> REXML fails on ruby v1.8.6 due to NoMethodError "private method 'gsub'
> called for true:TrueClass" ??
>
> The newer RubyGems v1.1.1 is a hack-a-mess and seems to break all.
>
> Aaarrrgh I need to do django and move away from this crappery.  I  
> really
> like ruby but rails not so much.

It appears that you have updated many many things all at the same  
time. My only advice for your problems would be to restore your  
development environment to a known good working state, and then  
introduce these new packages one by one. If something breaks, it will  
be much easier to tell what went wrong. Specifically, it sounds like  
you should be sticking with the 0.9.4 version of RubyGems.

Oniguruma works great on Ruby 1.8.6.  As Jeremy McAnally said, you  
need to install the Oniguruma C library before you can install the  
ruby gem.

Good luck straightening out your development environment! It's always  
a bummer when it breaks  :-(

Blessings,
TwP