Panasonic Youth

Ruby 1.8.4 on White Box Enterprise Linux 3 (with OpenSSL)

Finally figured out why ruby wasn’t picking up openssl when I was installing it from the tarball. This was resulting in switchtower not working, which was really driving me crazy as I’m trying to get this box ready for deployments. Well, I guess I’m not sure exactly what is going on, but this thread on ruby-talk pointed me to what I had to do before make:

export CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/kerberos/include" export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/kerberos/lib" ./configure

Once I did that, this finally worked: irb(main):001:0> require 'openssl' => true

Which was really what this was all about. Now I’m just hoping this doesn’t upset some other dependency down the road…