no such file to load -- stringio (LoadError) ???

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Rich Morin, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. Rich Morin

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    I recently installed Ruby 1.8.4 on Mac OS X 10.4.7, following
    the instructions in

    http://hivelogic.com/articles/2005/12/01/ruby_rails_lighttpd_mysql_tiger

    Although irb starts up and runs OK, I am unable to get ri to work
    (either within irb or as an external command).

    It says:

    >> ri Proc

    /Users/rdm/.irbrc:2: warning:
    Insecure world writable dir /Volumes,
    mode 04177/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/yaml.rb:9:in `require':
    no such file to load -- stringio (LoadError)
    from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/yaml.rb:9
    from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/rdoc/ri/ri_descriptions.rb:1
    from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/rdoc/ri/ri_reader.rb:1
    from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/rdoc/ri/ri_driver.rb:5
    from /usr/local/bin/ri:43
    => false


    Ignoring the /Volumes nastygram (Hey, it's a mount point!), it
    appears that a require is failing. Hmmm...

    >> $:

    => ["/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8",
    "/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/powerpc-darwin8.7.0",
    "/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby",
    "/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8",
    "/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/powerpc-darwin8.7.0",
    "."]

    Looks pretty good; let's see if the file is there and readable:

    % cd /usr/local/lib/ruby

    % du -a . | grep stringio.rb
    8 ./1.8/yaml/stringio.rb
    16 ./gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-1.1.5/lib/action_mailer/
    vendor/tmail/stringio.rb

    % wc ./1.8/yaml/stringio.rb
    83 175 1969 ./1.8/yaml/stringio.rb

    At this point, I'm tapped out. Suggestions, anyone?

    -r
    --
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    Rich Morin, Aug 14, 2006
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