In response to John Almberg <jalmb...@identry.com>: > > A little more information on this... from the Rails log, I can see > that a Ruby script in the config directory cannot load ('require') a > needed file because it can't find it: > > /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in > `gem_original_require': no such file to load -- application > (MissingSource File) > > It looks like this require statement is using a relative path, like > '../path/to/file'. Does '..' not work properly with a soft link? In > other words, '..', should mean ~/app, but since the config directory > is really in '~/shared', perhaps '..' translates to '~/shared'? That > would cause the problem finding the file.
That's a common problem with soft links and interpreted languages. > Is there a way around this problem? Generally, you have to fix this in the application itself. I'm not a Ruby expert, but I can list some of the methods that solve the problem in PHP: 1 If Ruby has a config value for including library files (often called a "search path"), configure it to the correct paths and tell Ruby to include the file name with the configured path information. 2 Write a wrapper around the requirement function that normalizes the path so that it works. 3 Ditch the softlink altogether and require files by absolute path. The first one is probably the most desirable, although I've had good success using PHP's __autoload() to accomplish #2. Don't know if there's an equivalent in Ruby. In any event, if you're explicitly including files by relative path, you'll have to stop doing that. It's a bad idea in any event. -- Bill Moran http://www.potentialtech.com http://people.collaborativefusion.com/~wmoran/ _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"