but can't we build the gem to accomodate this? some people might not want 
to move away from their package manager provided software. and we probably 
don't want to have to explain this over and over.

Maik can you try this:

sudo gem uninstall radiant
wget http://goo.gl/jx8vr
sudo gem install radiant-1.0.1.gem
radiant --database mysql ~/test-project

On Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:43:59 AM UTC-5, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
>
> RubyGems (for Ruby1.8) provided by Debian tends to be outdated and
> this is a well known problem.
> If you are using system ruby, use Ruby gems installed via RubyGems.org
> unless it's 1.9.3.
>
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM, john <johnm...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > i think this is a problem that only happens on older versions of 
> rubygems.
> > what version does `gem -v` show?
> >
> >
> > On Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:15:26 AM UTC-5, Maik wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I just installed Radiant on Debian 6 via Gems.
> >>
> >> When I execute "radiant --database mysql ~/test-project" radiant stops
> >> with the following error:
> >>
> >> WARNING:  Invalid .gemspec format in '/var/lib/gems/1.8/specifications/
> >> radiant-1.0.1.gemspec'
> >> /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:779:in `report_activate_error': Could
> >> not find RubyGem radiant (>= 0) (Gem::LoadError)
> >>         from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:214:in `activate'
> >>         from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:1082:in `gem'
> >>         from /var/lib/gems/1.8/bin/radiant:18
> >>
> >> Any idea what is wrong?
> >>
> >> I am running Ruby 1.8.7 and rails has version 2.3.14. However, just
> >> running rails gives me the same error about the radiant-1.0.1.gemspec
> >> as above.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> -Maik
>

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