[Rubygems-developers] Recovery needed from power outage during gem install????

Kevin Clark kevin.clark at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 12:50:14 EDT 2007


We actually just got a patch in for ubuntu compatability. I'll see
about getting tom to push a point release.

On 7/20/07, Rick DeNatale <rick.denatale at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/20/07, Hugh Sasse <hgs at dmu.ac.uk> wrote:
> > On Fri, 20 Jul 2007, Rick DeNatale wrote:
> >
> > > Anyway, after power became stable I tried installing again and it
> > > looks like gem install is trying to install from a partially
> > > downloaded gem.  There's no indication of going to fetch anything
> >         [...]
> > > $ sudo gem install god
> > > Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
> > > ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError)
> > >     ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
> >
> > Yep, nothing remotely remote there, AFAICS...
> > >
> > > Gem files will remain installed in
> > > /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/god-0.2.0 for inspection.
> >
> > I'd try removing that and anything claiming to be god in the cache
> > directory.  Then you should be able to have a clean start.  [And put
> > in a capital equipment bid for an uninterruptible power supply?]
> >
> > Might be a bit drastic, but it's probably quicker than other methods.
> > Unless you only have a 2400 baud modem for internet access....
> >
> > Or you could wait for someone who's more familiar with the internals
> > than I am.
>
> Upon further investigation, I don't think that this is a gem issue
> after all.  Turns out that god plays favorites, it looks like it's
> only built and tested against redhat linux, and I'm on ubuntu.  It's
> complaining about some missing .h files  I've tried tracking them down
> and installing the debian packages which include them, but I'm still
> not getting very far.
>
> I'll move this over to ruby-talk since it seems to have more to do
> with this particular deity^h^h^h^h^hgem than the gem infrastructure.
>
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