>> Can we somehow test if Ruby has SSL support - without using digest -
>> which appears to be broken?
>
> Sure. Try to access a website that uses HTTPS, like so:


irb(main):001:0> require 'httpclient'
ArgumentError: undefined class/module Digest::Base
        from <internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:in `require'
        from <internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:in `require'
        from 
/home/maasha/Install/src/Martin/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/httpclient-2.2.0.2/lib/httpclient.rb:11:in 
`<top (required)>'
        from <internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:33:in `require'
        from <internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:33:in `rescue in 
require'
        from <internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:in `require'
        from (irb):1
        from ./irb:12:in `<main>'


OK, so something ssl is probably fubar. It is strange that it appears to 
be a problem with both the precompiled debian packages and my ruby 
do-it-yourself compile.

Grrr. I need some systematic approach to track down this issue.


Martin

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