Problems with extensions, RHEL4, $LOAD_PATH

Ruby 1.8.5
RHEL 4, x86-64
gcc 3.4.5
make 3.80

Something very strange is happening here. The bigdecimal.so file clearly exists:

[ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ pwd
/usr/local/lib/ruby
[ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ find . -name 'bigdecimal.so'
./1.8/x86_64-linux/bigdecimal.so

Yet Ruby can't find it:

djberge@some_host /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8 ] $ irb
irb(main):001:0> require 'bigdecimal'
LoadError: no such file to load -- bigdecimal
         from (irb):1:in `require'
         from (irb):1

Even though it's in my $LOAD_PATH:

irb(main):002:0> $:
=> ["/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8", "/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/x86_64-linux", "/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby", "/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8", "/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/x86_64-linux", "."]
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

What's going on?

Thanks,

Dan

PS - Works fine if I install it in the sitelibdir

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which -a irb

??

-a

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On Fri, 8 Sep 2006, Daniel Berger wrote:

Ruby 1.8.5
RHEL 4, x86-64
gcc 3.4.5
make 3.80

Something very strange is happening here. The bigdecimal.so file clearly exists:

[ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ pwd
/usr/local/lib/ruby
[ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ find . -name 'bigdecimal.so'
./1.8/x86_64-linux/bigdecimal.so

Yet Ruby can't find it:

djberge@some_host /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8 ] $ irb
irb(main):001:0> require 'bigdecimal'
LoadError: no such file to load -- bigdecimal
       from (irb):1:in `require'
       from (irb):1

--
what science finds to be nonexistent, we must accept as nonexistent; but what
science merely does not find is a completely different matter... it is quite
clear that there are many, many mysterious things.
- h.h. the 14th dalai lama

/usr/local/bin/irb

irb(main):002:0> RUBY_VERSION
=> "1.8.5"

I did notice that autoconf wasn't installed originally. So, I installed autoconf (2.59), did a 'make clean' and reinstalled. Still no luck.

Regards,

Dan

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ara.t.howard@noaa.gov wrote:

On Fri, 8 Sep 2006, Daniel Berger wrote:

Ruby 1.8.5
RHEL 4, x86-64
gcc 3.4.5
make 3.80

Something very strange is happening here. The bigdecimal.so file clearly exists:

[ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ pwd
/usr/local/lib/ruby
[ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ find . -name 'bigdecimal.so'
./1.8/x86_64-linux/bigdecimal.so

Yet Ruby can't find it:

djberge@some_host /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8 ] $ irb
irb(main):001:0> require 'bigdecimal'
LoadError: no such file to load -- bigdecimal
       from (irb):1:in `require'
       from (irb):1

which -a irb

??

-a

Ruby 1.8.5
RHEL 4, x86-64
gcc 3.4.5
make 3.80

Something very strange is happening here. The bigdecimal.so file clearly exists:

[ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ pwd
/usr/local/lib/ruby
[ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ find . -name 'bigdecimal.so'
./1.8/x86_64-linux/bigdecimal.so

Yet Ruby can't find it:

djberge@some_host /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8 ] $ irb
irb(main):001:0> require 'bigdecimal'
LoadError: no such file to load -- bigdecimal
       from (irb):1:in `require'
       from (irb):1

which -a irb

??

-a

/usr/local/bin/irb

irb(main):002:0> RUBY_VERSION
=> "1.8.5"

oh well. i was hoping you were picking up an old one :wink:

I did notice that autoconf wasn't installed originally. So, I installed
autoconf (2.59), did a 'make clean' and reinstalled. Still no luck.

hmmm. no idea, but does either of these give any leads?

   /usr/local/bin/ruby -r /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/x86_64-linux/bigdecimal.so -e 42

   LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib /usr/local/bin/ruby -r /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/x86_64-linux/bigdecimal.so -e 42

   /usr/local/bin/ruby -r yaml -r rbconfig -e' y Config::CONFIG ' | less

grasping at straws...

btw. i can compile 1.8.5 on a rhel4 box later today and give you a report.

-a

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On Fri, 8 Sep 2006, Daniel Berger wrote:

ara.t.howard@noaa.gov wrote:

On Fri, 8 Sep 2006, Daniel Berger wrote:

--
what science finds to be nonexistent, we must accept as nonexistent; but what
science merely does not find is a completely different matter... it is quite
clear that there are many, many mysterious things.
- h.h. the 14th dalai lama

GAH! Stupid sudo umask settings!

It was a permissions issue. Disregard.

Thanks,

Dan

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ara.t.howard@noaa.gov wrote:

On Fri, 8 Sep 2006, Daniel Berger wrote:

ara.t.howard@noaa.gov wrote:

On Fri, 8 Sep 2006, Daniel Berger wrote:

Ruby 1.8.5
RHEL 4, x86-64
gcc 3.4.5
make 3.80

Something very strange is happening here. The bigdecimal.so file clearly exists:

[ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ pwd
/usr/local/lib/ruby
[ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ find . -name 'bigdecimal.so'
./1.8/x86_64-linux/bigdecimal.so

Yet Ruby can't find it:

djberge@some_host /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8 ] $ irb
irb(main):001:0> require 'bigdecimal'
LoadError: no such file to load -- bigdecimal
       from (irb):1:in `require'
       from (irb):1

which -a irb

??

-a

/usr/local/bin/irb

irb(main):002:0> RUBY_VERSION
=> "1.8.5"

oh well. i was hoping you were picking up an old one :wink:

I did notice that autoconf wasn't installed originally. So, I installed
autoconf (2.59), did a 'make clean' and reinstalled. Still no luck.

hmmm. no idea, but does either of these give any leads?

  /usr/local/bin/ruby -r /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/x86_64-linux/bigdecimal.so -e 42

  LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib /usr/local/bin/ruby -r /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/x86_64-linux/bigdecimal.so -e 42

  /usr/local/bin/ruby -r yaml -r rbconfig -e' y Config::CONFIG ' | less

grasping at straws...

btw. i can compile 1.8.5 on a rhel4 box later today and give you a report.

-a