While working on my mac and trying to use giternal I ran into ‘no such file to load —rubygems’. While I had been using ruby apps on the machine for a while, without any issues and with all the installed gems, this seemed weird.
I tried using the irb and check if
1 irb\> require ‘rubygems’
would work. But I got the same error. I was using the default mac version of the ruby installation that is installed at ‘/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework…..’ and did verify that rubygems was installed and that rubygems.rb was also present.
On further investigation I found that the default ruby that was run on the command line was 1.8.7 when I expected 1.8.6.
It appears that my path contained ‘/opt/local/bin’ before ‘/usr/bin’ which made the 1.8.7 version of ruby default and thus clobbered all by 1.8.6 settings and lost rubygems.
To fix this I moved ‘opt/local/bin’ to be after ‘/usr/bin’ in my $PATH and voila everything works again.
I have also been meaning to try RVM - maybe its time to give it a shot since my personal projects are on 1.8.7 and I have jruby as well as 1.8.6 installed on my mac.