Brabuhr,

OK, this is the outcome of the suggested sequence:
[root@oc7871667644 Downloads]# rvm remove 1.9.2
Removing /usr/local/rvm/src/ruby-1.9.2-p180...
Removing /usr/local/rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.2-p180...
Removing ruby-1.9.2-p180 aliases...
Removing ruby-1.9.2-p180 wrappers...
Removing ruby-1.9.2-p180 environments...
Removing ruby-1.9.2-p180 binaries...
[root@oc7871667644 Downloads]# ruby -v
ruby 1.9.2p180 (2011-02-18 revision 30909) [x86_64-linux]
[root@oc7871667644 Downloads]# sudo yum install openssl-devel
Loaded plugins: ibm-cds-plugin, ibm-repository, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package openssl-devel.x86_64 0:1.0.0-4.el6_0.2 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=================================================================================================================================
 Package                      Arch
Version                           Repository                            Size
=================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 openssl-devel                x86_64
1.0.0-4.el6_0.2                   RHEL-6-Updates-x86_64                1.1 M

Transaction Summary
=================================================================================================================================
Install       1 Package(s)
Upgrade       0 Package(s)

Total download size: 1.1 M
Installed size: 2.1 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
openssl-devel-1.0.0-4.el6_0.2.x86_64.rpm
| 1.1 MB     00:57
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing     :
openssl-devel-1.0.0-4.el6_0.2.x86_64
1/1

Installed:
  openssl-devel.x86_64
0:1.0.0-4.el6_0.2


Complete!


On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 12:18 PM, <brabuhr / gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 3:24 PM, Ruby Student <ruby.student / gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > *rake aborted!
> > no such file to load -- openssl*
> >
> > I also checked the *openssl* that came with RHEL 6:
> > [root@oc7871667644 openssl]#* rpm -qa | grep -i openssl*
> > openssl-1.0.0-4.el6_0.2.x86_64
> > openssl098e-0.9.8e-17.el6.x86_64
> > openssl-1.0.0-4.el6_0.2.i686
> >
> > Basically, I am totally lost.
>
> rpm -qa | fgrep openssl
>   openssl-1.0.0-4.el6_0.2.x86_64
>   openssl-devel-1.0.0-4.el6_0.2.x86_64
>
> rvm 1.9.2
> ruby -v
>  ruby 1.9.2p180 (2011-02-18 revision 30909) [x86_64-linux]
> irb
>  > require 'openssl'
>  => true
>
> directions:
> rvm remove 1.9.2
> sudo yum install openssl-devel
> rvm install 1.9.2
>
>
The results was the same:

*rake aborted!
no such file to load -- openssl*
<internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:in `require'
<internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:in `require'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/https.rb:92:in `<top (required)>'
<internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:in `require'
<internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:in `require'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/mechanize-1.0.0/lib/mechanize.rb:2:in
`<top (required)>'
<internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:33:in `require'
<internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:33:in `rescue in require'
<internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:in `require'
/usr/local/shoes/Rakefile:291:in `<top (required)>'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rake.rb:2373:in `load'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rake.rb:2373:in `raw_load_rakefile'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rake.rb:2007:in `block in load_rakefile'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rake.rb:2058:in `standard_exception_handling'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rake.rb:2006:in `load_rakefile'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rake.rb:1991:in `run'
/usr/local/bin/rake:31:in `<main>'

Thank you

-- 
Ruby Student