Tag Archives: rubygems

Rubygems, bundler and ssl error

I experienced a ‘Could not verify the SSL certificate for https://rubygems.org/’ error when doing a bundle install on OSX with RVM recently. A bit of googling revealed that there was a good chance that the CA certificates that curl uses were out of date

Update rubygems gem update --system
Update RVM rvm get head
List certificate status rvm osx-ssl-certs status all
Update certificates rvm osx-ssl-certs update all

RVM was 1.18.15 before the update and 1.21.7 after the update.

Ember JS: Ruby gem version hell

We are used to adding a gem to our Gemfile and just quietly getting on with things. However. with Ember things are not that easy. It is a moving target and you may see things like

Uncaught Error: assertion failed: Ember Handlebars requires Handlebars 1.0.0-rc.3 or greater. Include a SCRIPT tag in the HTML HEAD linking to the Handlebars file before you link to Ember.


Uncaught Error: assertion failed: Ember Views require jQuery 1.8, 1.9 or 2.0

Ember seems to have some difficulty figuring out what version numbers it can actually use: eg 1.0.0 is greater than 1.0.0.rc.3 but not to Ember. I have had to freeze handlebars-assets at 0.12.0 and jquery-rails at 2.2.1 to get round these issues. I have seen this with Ember 1.0.0.rc-6 and earlier. Be careful. One day things will hopefully get a lot simpler but until then keep your eyes open for version incompatibilities. There may be later versions of these gems that are compatible but these were versions that I know worked for me.

Update: I played around with all the gems and libraries and found that with Ember 1.0.0 rc6 you can use handlebars_assets 0.12.3. This in turn uses handlebars 1.0.0-rc.4. I also saw from the handlebars_assets github page that you can tell it to use specific versions of handlebars with

HandlebarsAssets::Config.compiler = 'my_handlebars.js' # Change the name of the compiler file
HandlebarsAssets::Config.compiler_path = Rails.root.join('app/assets/javascripts') # Change the location of the compiler file

More bits == better? AKA Snow Leopard broke my Gems

Snow Leopard install went fine.  Running methodbox after this didn’t.  ImageMagick, libxml and mysql gems were all broken.  Followed this advice to get it all working.  Boils down to re-install MacPorts, install ImageMagick and libxml2 from ports, re-install the RMagick and libxml-ruby gems, install mysql-64bit, re-install mysql gem (in 64 bit mode).

Easy!!  Only took 2 hours.  So that’s about 4 hours (and 2GB+ downloads) for the snow leopard upgrade so far!

Also found this script for installing ImageMagick.  I couldn’t get it to work but maybe you can.