Ruby & RubyGems
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Ruby is a popular object-orientated dynamically typed programming language allowing for quick development and flowing syntax. The RubyGems addition is a Ruby specific package management system that allows developers to install a variety of extensions and libraries to the Ruby language.
Both packages and their dependencies are in the reposk for M8 and M8.5, and can be installed in the usual manner.
- no such file to load -- mkmf
This error message is often displayed when you try to install gems that build native extensions. What the installer is complaining about is a lack of the mkmf.rb script but this problem is easy to solve. All you need to do is install the Ruby dev libraries ruby1.8-dev OR ruby1.9-dev
- no such file to load -- zlib (LoadError)
Siimilar to the error above this is Ruby complaining about missing libraries. In this case its the zlib libraries and to install those you need to:
apt-get install zlib1g zlib1g-dev
This will install the required libraries. You may need to re-install RubyGems after this step - see above for the instructions on this.