[Rubygems-developers] Question: rake test requires rake outside GEM_PATH

Daniel Berger djberg96 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 15:41:29 EDT 2009


Luis Lavena wrote:
> Hello Guys,
> 
> I have multiple versions of ruby installed, ranging from 1.8.5 to
> 1.8.6, p114 and p368.
> 
> To reduce duplication of common used gems, I set both GEM_HOME and
> GEM_PATH to my user folder:
> 
> D:/Users/Luis/.gem/ruby/1.8
> 
> I can run rake or any other gem without any kind of issue.
> 
> I've noticed that when running some RubyGems test, rake is invoked,
> and is failing:
> 
>  18) Error:
> test_path_ok_eh_legacy(TestGemUninstaller):
> Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native
> extension.
> 
> D:/Users/Luis/ruby/ruby-1.8.6-p368-i386-mingw32/bin/ruby.exe
> mkrf_conf.rb --build_arg1 --build_arg2
> 
> rake RUBYARCHDIR=D:/Temp/test_rubygems_2712/gemhome/gems/a-2/lib
> RUBYLIBDIR=D:/Temp/test_rubygems_2712/gemhome/gems/a-2/lib
> D:/Users/Luis/ruby/ruby-1.8.6-p368-i386-mingw32/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:636:in
> `report_activate_error': Could not find RubyGem rake (>= 0)
> (Gem::LoadError)
>         from D:/Users/Luis/ruby/ruby-1.8.6-p368-i386-mingw32/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:141:in
> `activate'
>         from D:/Users/Luis/ruby/ruby-1.8.6-p368-i386-mingw32/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:49:in
> `gem'
>         from D:/Users/Luis/.gem/ruby/1.8/bin/rake:18
> 
> The rake from my GEM_HOME is invoked, but looks like ENV['GEM_HOME']
> and 'GEM_PATH' were tweaked, so it can no longer find that gem, thus
> failing.

Can you see where and why?

> I wonder if this could affect other applications too, and what could
> ge the workaround besides .gemrc, since I've also 1.9.1 and want to
> avoid mixing the gem repositories between the two.

Seems reasonable.

Regards,

Dan


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