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bash says command not found for ri and irb
165187 [cles2@co ca ] Converting from Windows XP to Linux, I have formatted one of my
+ 165188 [marcel@ve ni] sudo apt-get install irb ri
| 165215 [cles2@co ca ] Speaking of RubyGems, I did as you said using the
| 165216 [marcel@ve ni] Cool, looks like you already had these libraries.
+ 165190 [desmarm@gm i] If you fire up synaptic and search for irb and ri you'll find that they
+ 165213 [ezra@ya im h] Les-
  165230 [cles2@co ca ] Thanks a bit of yours and a bit of others and I got the RubyGems
  165231 [marcel@ve ni] Same issue. Either become root (with 'su -') and run this command or run it
  165236 [cles2@co ca ] Thanks every1 you were wonderful. Hope to return the favors after I get

pdf::writer can it do layers?
165192 [mjfreshyfres] I've googled around a can't seem to find out if this is possible with
165194 [halostatue@g] Not yet.
+ 165195 [robby.lists@] When do you think it might?
+ 165247 [mjfreshyfres] First off, thanks for all you are doing in the Ruby PDF realm of
  165299 [halostatue@g] Pretty much -- I just haven't had time to finish and finalize it (it
  165336 [mjfreshyfres] Thanks for the lengthy response and clarification of terms.

Typo chat, BBQ dinner (Sunnyvale, CA), 11/10, 7 pm
165196 [rdm@cf l. om] On the off chance that you are in the San Francisco Bay Area
165204 [daniel.schie] Why oh why don't I live in the US?

gems not recognized -- can't fake fox14
165199 [jtprince@gm ] Some gems, after installation, cannot be found with a "require
165200 [lyle.johnson] Have you set your RUBYOPT environment variable to include the
165364 [jtprince@gm ] That was it! Thanks a bunch!

gem install fcgi
165207 [beeplove@gm ] ...
+ 165208 [beeplove@gm ] ...
+ 165209 [ara.t.howard] have you installed the fastcgi library itself - not the ruby extenstion - the
  165211 [beeplove@gm ] ...
  165262 [ara.t.howard] and what does dispatch.fcgi say when you run it from the command line as the
  165300 [stonelists@g] ...

Ubuntu + Ruby == undefined `type_tag' for YAML:Module
165210 [phlip2005@gm] The good news is I got a new Ubuntu. Wu hu!
+ 165234 [rascal1182@g] I'm still using Hoary on my box at home, but test/unit is in another
+ 165285 [decoux@mo lo] Perhaps best to install 1.8.4
  165366 [phlip2005@gm] The reason has probably floated through here recently. Apologies for
  165413 [decoux@mo lo] With bison < 2.0, alloca() was used for the parser stack : ruby knew
  165447 [phlipcpp@ya ] Wow, thanks! That's completely almost Ubuntu-specific, _and_ it won't affect
  165490 [surrender_it] I supposed that was the same that 1.8.4preview1, but it seems

printing Avery labels
165212 [jalotta@ea t] Greetings,
+ 165276 [blargity@gm ] The best thing to do would be to either port the Perl CPAN library to Ruby or
| 165293 [w_a_x_man@ya] I print labels with TeX.
| 165308 [news-1131722] As do I (well, with LaTex). Here a test template for Avery 2160
+ 165302 [james_b@ne r] Perhaps use Austin Ziegler's PDF Writer to create PDF files, and send
  165320 [gregory.t.br] This is what I do.  Joseph, if you'd like, email me off list and I'll

Network computer name problem w/ Tiger and DRb
165218 [jim@fr ez .o] While running DRb, I noticed that a timeout was occuring with the URI
+ 165220 [drbrain@se m] Sounds like your DNS is not completely configured.
| 165223 [jim@fr ez .o] The PowerBook DNS? BTW,  I am attaching to my company network.
| + 165226 [jim@fr ez .o] % dig 'jim-freezes-powerbook-g4-15.local'
| | + 165232 [guslist@fr e] No, this dig output shows that there is no answers to your query. So the
| | + 165235 [drbrain@se m] ANSWER would be 1 if it found a matching record.
| + 165233 [drbrain@se m] A failure with your IP address is more informative.  I wouldn't
| | 165239 [jim@fr ez .o] What is RDNS. Is there a command line version of this so I can
| | + 165246 [ysantoso-rub] reverse dns.
| | + 165248 [drbrain@se m] Reverse DNS.  You do a RDNS lookup when you look up by IP instead of
| |   165257 [jim@fr ez .o] Thanks for all the good info, but I am still confused as to how
| |   + 165260 [caldridge@gm] Netbios?  Can you ping the hostname?
| |   | 165304 [jim@fr ez .o] # From Sun box
| |   + 165365 [drbrain@se m] I don't have a clear-enough picture of your environment to answer
| |     165367 [caldridge@gm] Tell me the IP & submet mask of both machines..
| + 165237 [guslist@fr e] Not on your laptop. But your DHCP server and you DNS server should
+ 165222 [khaines@en g] This sounds like a simple DNS lookup issue with computer_name.
+ 165253 [caldridge@gm] I also found some weird stuff with DRb & uri..

A question about class variable
165241 [sam.s.kong@g] I have a question about class variable.
+ 165242 [sean.ohalpin] puts C1.new.f   #=> "C2"
+ 165244 [dblack@wo bl] Class variables are per-hierarchy, as you've seen, but if you create

Application variable with Ruby on Rails
165245 [tlianza@gm i] I've seen a few newsgroups that ask this question, but have yet to find
165249 [drbrain@se m] Eric Hodel - drbrain@segment7.net - http://segment7.net
165258 [daniels@pr n] There may be a better way to do it in rails, but in the general case, if

Nightmare with gsub & friends
165255 [listen@ma cr] Dear List,

Accurate Timing in ruby
165263 [erichof425@y] ...
+ 165264 [joevandyk@gm] Would Time.now.usec help?  Returns the time in microseconds.
| 165265 [daniels@pr n] You shouldn't time your game in terms of seconds - time it in terms of
| + 165267 [ruby-ml@ma i] Each cycle also known as a 'tick', if the OP wants to google around.
| + 165389 [vjoel@pa h. ] Here's a pretty mundane implememtation of that idea, which has been
+ 165280 [kero@ch ll .] irb(main):003:0> Time.now - Time.now
  165283 [mail@ex ti o] irb(main):006:0> a=Time.now;while Time.now==a;end;Time.now-a
  165292 [kero@ch ll .] That's bad.
  + 165294 [mail@ex ti o] Windows XP.
  | + 165307 [robert.mcgov] irb(main):001:0> a=Time.now;while Time.now==a;end;Time.now-a
  | | 165312 [hhausman@gm ] ...
  | | 165319 [simon.kroege] does that help?
  | | 165337 [hhausman@gm ] ...
  | | 165346 [SimonKroeger] from me :)
  | + 165311 [markus@st er] True. There has been an MSDN magazine article about this (beware, I
  + 165295 [jason.sweat@] $ irb

Ruby / Rails discrepancies
165266 [burak@ly ur ] Hey,
+ 165269 [ezra@ya im -] Burak-
+ 165310 [jeem.hughes@] Are the requires really within your class, as your message shows?  Try
  165334 [burak@ly ur ] My code now looks like this, yet still the same error. If I try taking
  165354 [ezra@ya im h] Like I said before, you need to make this class a model class not a
  165619 [burak@ly ur ] this makes perfect sense to me, but apparently not the rails platform.
  165759 [kennethkunz@] In the above example, yahoo is an instance method, but you're trying to

Re: [Ruby] Rubyholic
165268 [joevandyk@gm] What's rubyholic?
165281 [kero@ch ll .] Someone addicted to Ruby
+ 165284 [mrkode@gm il] ...
| 165331 [drbrain@se m] Absolutely not, but it might be part of the logo.
+ 165330 [drbrain@se m] Something like that.

Interger( a_symbol ) raises no exception
165270 [Stephan.Kaem] yesterday at work I tried to program this: Read a simple (YAML) file
+ 165272 [martindemell] Not to mention
+ 165279 [drbrain@se m] Symbols were originally just numbers, so they have #to_int defined
  165297 [matz@ru y- a] Until 1.8.  1.9 symbols does not have to_int any longer.

sqlite3-ruby: Unable to find libsqlite3.so at runtime
165273 [lasso@la so ] I'm having some problems getting sqlite3-ruby to work correctly. It
+ 165282 [david@va ln ] Hmm. Being a complete newbie at things Unix, I've no idea how the dynamic linker
+ 165286 [nobuyoshi.na] The option --enable-rpath for configure may work.
+ 165296 [ara.t.howard] all you need to do is
  165344 [lasso@la so ] *whoa* black ld magic...but it works :)

Putting -r ubygems in the path permanently?
165274 [ruby_talk@sh] According to the Ruby on Rails download page, Gems is "the soon-to-be
+ 165275 [billk@ct .c ] Set RUBYOPT=rubygems in your environment, I believe...
+ 165298 [ara.t.howard] install ruby into
+ 165301 [citizen428@g] export RUBYOPT=3D"rubygems"
  165306 [ara.t.howard] this will bite you if you aren't careful.  your bashrc is not sourced under
  165429 [citizen428@g] I'm aware of that, but you're right, I should probably have mentioned

Modifing TestRunner Help
165291 [me@pa lw st ] on something I'm trying to put together.
165582 [leavengood@g] ruby testFoo.rb -n test_False

List problem
165303 [john-dolphin] ...

net/http broken?
165309 [tsuraan@gm i] The documentation for net/http on ruby-doc.org gives the following
+ 165314 [bob.news@gm ] ...
+ 165315 [bob.news@gm ] -e:1: warning: parenthesize argument(s) for future version
| + 165322 [tsuraan@gm i] Hm, I get just "1.8.2" when I run that.  Same thing on my apple and my
| + 165324 [james_b@ne r] Ah.  That explains my problem using the Windows installer version.
+ 165317 [james_b@ne r] Seems the docs are wrong.  I had the same problem not too long ago.
  + 165323 [tsuraan@gm i] I'll give that a shot. Thanks!
  + 165332 [meta@po ox c] The docs on ruby-doc.org are taken from the CVS head. The documentation
    + 165387 [christian.le] ...
    + 165388 [dooby@d1 .k ] daz

[ANN] Ruport 0.2.2 Released: Cleanup, Modules, and MORE!
165313 [gregory.t.br] Quick Update
165316 [gregory.t.br] ...

Proxy Authentication in open-uri
165325 [wesselej@gm ] This is the first time I've posted, so bear with me if I defy any

Fully well-behaved authentication model / post-backs
165326 [epfrederick@] I am new to rails/ruby.
165333 [drbrain@se m] For Rails questions you should ask the Rails list.  They've got
165335 [steve@wa ts ] Thanks for your message about Ruby on Rails.  I think you'll find
165338 [epfrederick@] My apologies--thanks.

1.8.4 question: block parameters
165339 [itsme213@ho ] Any idea if 1.8.4 will incorporate any of the improvements to block
165340 [ mfp@ac .o g] The latter was merged into 1.9 in May 2004: it'd be very strange if it were
165390 [itsme213@ho ] Ah, I had forgotten about the "even-odd" convention. Thanks.

KirbyBase 2.3: Error: Table already has index record for recno: 1
165343 [basi_lio@ho ] During insert inside a loop, after the first insert was successful, the
+ 165347 [cribbsj@oa w] Yes.  An index is automatically created for recno and it should all be
+ 165349 [cribbsj@oa w] I just tried a quick test where I looped 100 times and inserted a record
  165355 [basi_lio@ho ] Thanks for the quick assistance. Knowing that it is not KirbyBase that

[question]How do I access the http request from within a XMLRPC::WEBrickServlet?
165345 [jro@co eg in] I've been working with xmlrpc4r and webrick recently, and things have gone
165475 [adam@th re l] Here's how I get at the request and response objects in xmlrpc4r.
165715 [jro@co eg in] Thanks for the tip, it has put me one step closer to my goal.  I can gather

Sprintf bug
165350 [justin.w.smi] ruby 1.8.2 (2004-12-25) [i386-mswin32]
+ 165352 [vjoel@pa h. ] irb(main):008:0> orig = 123456789012345678
| + 165357 [justin.w.smi] You're right, it change the value by 2...
| + 165361 [justin.w.smi] Is there a standard way to get a more precise floating point number?
|   + 165371 [nobu.nokada@] BigDecimal might help you.
|   + 165372 [M.B.Smillie@] Short answer. BigDecimal: http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/
|     165382 [gwtmp01@ma .] I'd recommended the following document if you really want to know
+ 165353 [Daniel.Berge] /* Solaris 10 */
+ 165356 [rascal1182@g] Two more helpless kittens, struck down before their prime.
  165358 [mental@ry ia] Four, by my count.

Re: Ruport 0.2.2 Released: Cleanup, Modules, and MORE!
165351 [gjblomquist@] There are couple of minor errors in your "Ruport, MySQL and Windows"
165359 [gregory.t.br] Thanks.  I'll fix these errors just as soon as I round out the next
165362 [gregory.t.br] Should be all patched up now.  Thanks.

Net::HTTP and POST Data
165363 [edibiase@gm ] Has anyone run into trouble using 1.8.3 (Cygwin, on Windows,

Mailing List -> blade URL?
165369 [ruby_talk@sh] Is there anything in e-mail to the list that can be used to suss the
165370 [marcel@ve ni] Every email has an X-Mail-Count header. The archives allow you to go directly
165374 [ruby_talk@sh] Thing I Love About The Ruby Community #3,247:  Whenever I think, "it

DocBook to PDF
165376 [hal9000@hy e] I'm wanting to do some docbook to pdf conversion.
+ 165377 [james_b@ne r] Please, nobody shoot me, but I have to believe this can easily be done
| 165421 [lyle.johnson] It is fairly straightforward to convert DocBook/XML to PDF using a
| 165454 [hal9000@hy e] Wow, Lyle. You continue to amaze me. :)
| + 165457 [lyle.johnson] I don't remember exactly how I put all the pieces together back when I
| + 165491 [surrender_it] even ignoring everything about xsl-fo and such stuff, I used
+ 165378 [steven.jenki] I have Ruby code that converts a usable subset of DocBook to LaTeX. It's
+ 165400 [keith@or il ] Does this need to be a pure Ruby solution? If not, I'd suggest using (or
| 165453 [hal9000@hy e] That sounds tedious and error-prone to me -- I don't normally use any
| + 165458 [twifkak@co c] XSL-FO is a W3C standard, a product of the XSL working group (the same
| | 165462 [twifkak@co c] DocBook --(XSLT)--> XSL-FO --(FOP)--> PDF
| | + 165463 [rdm@cf l. om] It would be WONDERFUL if someone would create a ReadMe that gives
| | + 165471 [lyle.johnson] Well, point them to the instructions in this thread and they're most
| + 165459 [dblack@wo bl] There's a bit of setup involved, but I've got scripts for saxon (XSLT
| + 165508 [vanweerd@gm ] It's a bit tedious to install, but the toolchain is mostly automatic.
|   + 165531 [james_b@ne r] It's been a while, but that's my recollection of using it.
|   + 165534 [hal9000@hy e] Well, I have to know something at some point if I am going to change
|   + 165541 [chneukirchen] This may well be because the only use of a printed XSL-FO spec is to
+ 165432 [hutch@re ur ] My first thought is Holy Crap! Really, I've got a kid about that age :-)
| + 165439 [chneukirchen] Have you tried passiveTeX?  http://www.tei-c.org.uk/Software/passivetex/
| + 165444 [steven.jenki] I eventually went with LaTeX because I'm not just trying to make marks
| + 165456 [hal9000@hy e] Huh? Smiley or not, I don't get this remark. And I so hate to be
|   + 165658 [hutch@re ur ] Then you might want to do something like: <http://www.sagehill.net/
|   + 167296 [hutch@re ur ] FOP 0.9 alpha 1 was released today <http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/
+ 165550 [mailing-list] [กฤ]

[QUIZ] Index and Query (#54)
165379 [james@gr yp ] 1.  Please do not post any solutions or spoiler discussion for this quiz until

Function Variable and Return Value References
165383 [erichof425@y] ...
+ 165385 [nobu.nokada@] You need to distinguish variables and objects.
+ 165386 [dooby@d1 .k ] FAQ [4.5: How are arguments passed?]
+ 165405 [hal9000@hy e] You're on the right track, you just have a few misunderstandings.
+ 165431 [eric.mahurin] Actually, I think of ruby variables as pointers (like a void * in

Re: Building postgresql on Windows
165394 [djberg96@gm ] 1) copy c:/program files/postgresql/8.1/lib/ms/libpq.lib to c:/program
165404 [phasis68@ho ] 1) modify extconf.rb

I rea......lly need your help ( C++ )
165395 [ashmangat@ya] Hey I am new, but I don't have time to intruduce myself yet.
+ 165396 [jeff.darklig] ...
+ 165397 [ruby-ml@ma i] This is a Ruby newsgroup/mailing list. Please see comp.lang.c++
| 165399 [kyosuke@se n] I'd rephrase it this way: ?Please see comp.lang.c++ for denial of doing
| 165401 [jeff.darklig] ...
+ 165410 [nobu.nokada@] students = []
  + 165423 [sjc2000_uk@y] Nice. That'll teach 'em to use C++ :)
  + 165427 [chneukirchen] This was exactly the kind of response I wanted to write, but you were
  + 165433 [ara.t.howard] excellent!  i can't wait to see the c++ version ;-)

165407 [dk@ro as sn ] [apologies if you receive this CFP multiple times]

Re: Rubyholic
165409 [narf968@gm i] Absolut Ruby?
165627 [drbrain@se m] Sory, nope.

audio programs
165411 [michael.schw] What is Ruby's preparedness to do audio and midi processing? Are there existing
+ 165467 [dooby@d1 .k ] Don't miss RUDL (SDL) (listed last)
+ 165478 [hans@fu al n] Coincidentally, I just began working on an audio library. See a parallel