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Old 02-17-2009, 03:39 PM
Default Ruby 1.8.6 Source and Apt-Get Upgrade

On 17 Feb 2009, at 16:25,*subsorama@gmail.com*wrote:


I am hoping to get some advice with a problem I have gotten myself into;

I upgraded my packages using apt-get yesterday and have found an issue with my installed (source built) version of Ruby 1.8.6. I am wondering if the update has interfered with my version of ruby as some of my rails projects no longer load correctly.

NoMethodError (undefined method `fdiv' for 0:Fixnum):
**/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/yaml/rubytypes.rb:146:in `is_binary_data?'
**/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/yaml/rubytypes.rb:165:in `to_yaml'
**/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/yaml.rb:391:in `call'
**/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/yaml.rb:391:in `emit'
**/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/yaml.rb:391:in `quick_emit'

RubyGems Environment is I think still showing the right info:
- RUBYGEMS VERSION: 0.9.5 (0.9.5)
- RUBY VERSION: 1.8.6 (2007-09-24 patchlevel 111) [i686-linux]
- INSTALLATION DIRECTORY: /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
- RUBY EXECUTABLE: /usr/bin/ruby
**- ruby
**- x86-linux
***- /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8

dpkg --get-selections shows:
ruby1.8 install
ruby1.8-dev install

Is it possible apt-get broke something in this situation, and would a reinstall of ruby from source as I am now considering be a good idea to take at this stage? Unfortunately I need to stick with RubyGems .9 and Ruby 1.8.6 for now for my current projects - so I can't just upgrade to 1.8.7.

Any advice or suggestions greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,


Should have also added

apt-cache show ruby1.8:
Package: ruby1.8
Priority: optional
Section: interpreters
Installed-Size: 356
Maintainer: akira yamada <akira@debian.org>
Architecture: i386
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1), libruby1.8 (>=
Suggests: ruby1.8-examples, rdoc1.8, ri1.8

As you can see I am pretty confused about what has happened. Ruby -v shows:
ruby 1.8.6 (2007-09-24 patchlevel 111) [i686-linux]

Any help appreciated. Thanks

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