[Rubygems-developers] gems 0.9.0 on ruby 1.8.2 +ubuntu 6.10 : now way to install to $HOME

Alexander Mikhailian mikhailian at altern.org
Sat Nov 4 14:30:57 EST 2006

> Try this:
> export GEM_HOME=/home/lowry/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
> ruby setup.rb all --prefix=/home/lowry

It worked like a charm!

But I could not go further. 

Actually, when I run "gem" from the command line, I get 

/home/lowry/bin/gem:9:in `require': no such file to load -- rubygems (LoadError)
        from /home/lowry/bin/gem:9

It probably looks for the file at "lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb", but
can't find it. 

Is there some other variable to set so that ~/bin/gem works for my

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