[Rubygems-developers] gem problem

James Tucker jftucker at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 08:53:43 EDT 2009


This should probably be made to result in a LoadError. Thoughts?

On 31 Mar 2009, at 09:10, aslak hellesoy wrote:

>
>
> 2009/3/31 Dominic Sisneros <dsisnero at gmail.com>
> I did a gem cleanup and since then I have been getting the following  
> error whenever I try to use a gem
>
> I had the same problem yesterday, when I upgraded all my gems. It  
> turns out, this error occurs if you have one broken gem.
> My solution: Add a puts statement inside gem_path_searcher.rb to  
> find out what gem is broken. Then uninstall it. (For me it was the  
> latest mojombo-grit).
>
> A better solution would be to patch Rubygems so it doesn't choke  
> just because you have a broken gem - or at least tell you which one  
> it is.
>
>
> irb(main):002:0> require 'systemu'
> NoMethodError: undefined method `join' for nil:NilClass
>         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/ 
> gem_path_searcher.rb:96:in `lib_dirs_for'
>         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/ 
> gem_path_searcher.rb:26:in `initialize'
>         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/ 
> gem_path_searcher.rb:25:in `each'
>         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/ 
> gem_path_searcher.rb:25:in `initialize'
>         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:684:in `new'
>         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:684:in  
> `searcher'
>         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:683:in  
> `synchronize'
>         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:683:in  
> `searcher'
>         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/ 
> custom_require.rb:34:in `require'
>         from (irb):2
> irb(main):003:0> require 'rails'
> NoMethodError: undefined method `join' for nil:NilClass
>         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/ 
> gem_path_searcher.rb:96:in `lib_dirs_for'
>         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/ 
> gem_path_searcher.rb:26:in `initialize'
>         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/ 
> gem_path_searcher.rb:25:in `each'
>         from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/ 
> gem_path_searcher.rb:25:in `initialize'
>
>
> Heres my gem env
>
> $ gem env
> RubyGems Environment:
>   - RUBYGEMS VERSION: 1.3.1
>   - RUBY VERSION: 1.8.6 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 287) [i386-mswin32]
>   - INSTALLATION DIRECTORY: c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
>   - RUBY EXECUTABLE: c:/ruby/bin/ruby.exe
>   - EXECUTABLE DIRECTORY: c:/ruby/bin
>   - RUBYGEMS PLATFORMS:
>     - ruby
>     - x86-mswin32-60
>   - GEM PATHS:
>      - c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
>      - c:/Documents and Settings/dominic e sisneros/My  
> Documents/.gem/ruby/1.8
>   - GEM CONFIGURATION:
>      - :update_sources => true
>      - :verbose => true
>      - :benchmark => false
>      - :backtrace => false
>      - :bulk_threshold => 1000
>      - :sources => ["http://gems.rubyforge.org", "http://gems.rubyonrails.org 
> ", "http://gems.github.com/"]
>   - REMOTE SOURCES:
>      - http://gems.rubyforge.org
>      - http://gems.rubyonrails.org
>      - http://gems.github.com/
>
>
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