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Ruby

Christoph Rumpel
Christoph Rumpel
6,715 Points

install error RVM / Ruby / Rails

Hey everyone. I have a very special problem with my setup of RVM and Ruby. I know it, but probably someone had the same problem and could help me.

So i have been using Ruby and RVM a little bit some time ago and there were no problems. Last month i wanted to start with the rails project on Treehouse and i ran into several problems.

But first let me tell what has change on my MBP. Half a year ago i installed a new SDD instead of my optical drive. My applications run now on the SSD but my home directory is on the other HDD. That was recommended by hardwrk, where i got the kit for changing to a SSD. It seems like this setup is not the best one and could cause errors like my one, but i am not sure.

I tried to reinstall or remove RVM and gems and tried several approaches to do that. I am also not sure if i messed things up there.

Currently problem is that i cannot install RVM. The problem is describe here (https://github.com/wayneeseguin/rvm/issues/1760) It is said that the problem is that i have a space in my home directory and how to fix it:

curl -#L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --autolibs=3 --ruby
######################################################################## 100,0%

It looks you are one of the happy *space* users(in home dir name),
RVM is not yet fully ready for it, use this trick to fix it:

    sudo ln -s "/Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/ChristophR/.rvm/"    /christophrumpel1.rvm
    echo "export rvm_path=/christophrumpel1.rvm" >> "/Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/ChristophR/.rvmrc"

and start installing again.

After these commands, i get this error:

curl -#L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --autolibs=3 --ruby                    s######################################################################## 100,0%
Please read and follow further instructions.
Press ENTER to continue.
mkdir: /christophrumpel1.rvm/src: Not a directory

Last time i tried to do a "fsck" in single user mode, but i got an error and after trying to repair the SSD disk i had to restore from TimeMachine because of an error.

Everything else is working good on my MBP and i don't know what to do. I don't know if it is just about a space in my directory or a real deeper problem. I am now starting with Cloud9 and Ruby on rails, but it would be far better to fix that.

As i mentioned i know this is very special, but i would like to try it. Maybe there is someone who could help me. Thanks and cheers

9 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Try this:

sudo ln -s "$HOME/.rvm/" /$USER.rvm
echo "export rvm_path=/$USER.rvm" >> "$HOME/.rvmrc"

Then re-install

Christoph Rumpel
Christoph Rumpel
6,715 Points

Thx James, but same result =(

curl -#L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --autolibs=3 --ruby
################################################################## 100,0%
Please read and follow further instructions.
Press ENTER to continue.
mkdir: /christophrumpel1.rvm/src: Not a directory
James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

RVM isn't supported on hard drives with spaces in the name, sorry.

Christoph Rumpel
Christoph Rumpel
6,715 Points

Hmm can i change it without running into other troubles? It is not like i wanted the space there :-)

Christoph Rumpel
Christoph Rumpel
6,715 Points

So i got an tip and now the installation seems to start, but then i get another error:

ERROR: '/usr/local/Cellar' not writable, fix it first!

I tried to change the permission for that folder with:

sudo chmod 775 /usr/local/Cellar  

but when i try to install RVM again i get the same error. Here ist the complete output of the installation. https://gist.github.com/christophrumpel/5357817

Christoph Rumpel
Christoph Rumpel
6,715 Points

Seems like i fixed it with help from RVM team. You can see here https://github.com/wayneeseguin/rvm/issues/1785

Thanks!

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Christoph - Someone should give you a troubleshooting medal for helping track down that bug :+1:

Christoph Rumpel
Christoph Rumpel
6,715 Points

Haha thank you :-) I am just so glad it is working now. Clound9 is a great tool, but i am happy to go on with the Ruby Badges on my machine again ;-)