`gem_original_require': no such file to load

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19 Jul, 2010 10:15 AM

I could do with a little help …I don't quite understand what I need to do.
I'm trying to get the Tumblr Gem ( tumblr-rb ) working on an Ubuntu Server Virtual Machine, but am not having any success. I don't have a large knowledge of CLI, hence the reason I'm teaching myself.

Little background:

  • I've installed Ruby: # apt-get install ruby
  • I've installed RubyGems: # apt-get install rubygems
  • I've installed Tumblr Gem: # gem install tumblr-rb

( previously I did install from the tgz files but it didn't recognise the commands gem etc. )

The installations went as expected, and I'm a little surprised it isn't working —and I have tried all the update options for the packages to ensure I've got the latest version.

this is my error ( via # tumblr 2> error.log ) :

/usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `gem_original_require': no such file to load -- net/https (LoadError)
    from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `require'
    from /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/weary-0.7.2/lib/weary.rb:3
    from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `gem_original_require'
    from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `require'
    from /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/tumblr-rb-1.3.0/lib/tumblr.rb:1
    from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `gem_original_require'
    from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `require'
    from /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/tumblr-rb-1.3.0/bin/tumblr:25
    from /usr/bin/tumblr:19:in `load'
    from /usr/bin/tumblr:19

I have no idea what any of this means, and I would appreciate any and all help.
Any thoughts?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Eric Hodel on 19 Jul, 2010 05:57 PM

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    Ubuntu and Debian's policy is to break up ruby into a bunch of tiny packages because this is useful to someone. You need to install ruby-full in order to have a useable ruby.

  2. Eric Hodel closed this discussion on 19 Jul, 2010 05:57 PM.

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