Can't install gems with sudo

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Gavin Kistner

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Sep 12, 2006, 8:42:10 PM9/12/06
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I just built ruby 1.8.5 myself, and now rubygems can't find remote gems when I run it with sudo privs. It can find the gems when I run it as myself, but then it doesn't have priviliges needed to install the gem. Did I miss something obvious?

[Sliver:~] gkistner$ which ruby
/usr/local/bin/ruby
[Sliver:~] gkistner$ which gem
/usr/local/bin/gem
[Sliver:~] gkistner$ ruby -v
ruby 1.8.5 (2006-08-25) [powerpc-darwin8.7.0]
[Sliver:~] gkistner$ gem -v
0.9.0
[Sliver:~] gkistner$ sudo gem install rake
ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::GemNotFoundException)
Could not find rake (> 0) in the repository
[Sliver:~] gkistner$ gem install rake
ERROR: While executing gem ... (Errno::EACCES)
Permission denied - /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/cache/rake-0.7.1.gem

Chris Gehlker

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Sep 12, 2006, 9:13:48 PM9/12/06
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OK, I get:

which ruby
/usr/local/bin/ruby
~ $ which gem
/usr/local/bin/gem
~ $ ruby -v
ruby 1.8.5 (2006-09-10) [powerpc-darwin8.7.0]
~ $ gem -v
0.9.0
~ $ sudo gem install rake
Successfully installed rake-0.7.1
Installing ri documentation for rake-0.7.1...
Installing RDoc documentation for rake-0.7.1...
~ $

You didn't miss anything obvious. I'm afraid that your problem is
subtle.
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Paul Lutus

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Sep 12, 2006, 9:16:40 PM9/12/06
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Gavin Kistner wrote:

> I just built ruby 1.8.5 myself, and now rubygems can't find remote gems
> when I run it with sudo privs. It can find the gems when I run it as
> myself, but then it doesn't have priviliges needed to install the gem. Did
> I miss something obvious?

/ ...

> [Sliver:~] gkistner$ sudo gem install rake
> ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::GemNotFoundException)
> Could not find rake (> 0) in the repository
> [Sliver:~] gkistner$ gem install rake
> ERROR: While executing gem ... (Errno::EACCES)
> Permission denied - /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/cache/rake-0.7.1.gem

Looks like sudo might be giving you a dodgy path. Try this:

$ echo $PATH
$ sudo echo $PATH

Are they different?

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Eric Hodel

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Sep 12, 2006, 10:27:00 PM9/12/06
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On Sep 12, 2006, at 5:42 PM, Gavin Kistner wrote:

Your source cache may be corrupt.

Try:

rm /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/source_cache

(You also have one in ~/.gem/source_cache)

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Phrogz

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Sep 13, 2006, 12:21:34 AM9/13/06
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Paul Lutus wrote:
> Looks like sudo might be giving you a dodgy path. Try this:
>
> $ echo $PATH
> $ sudo echo $PATH
>
> Are they different?

Nope, identical path values.


Eric Hodel wrote:
> Your source cache may be corrupt.
>
> Try:
> rm /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/source_cache

Bingo, that was it! Thanks so much.
(Needed to "sudo rm ..." that file, of course - I include the
information here only for posterity.)

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