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Error: no such file to load -- stringio #16882

sushengloong opened this Issue Jan 4, 2013 · 6 comments


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Have tried uninstalling and installing for many times but to no avail. Can someone help? Thanks!

brew doctor and brew --config output:-


adamv commented Jan 7, 2013

Does installing something work or not? Is it just brew doctor that fails?


mistydemeo commented Jan 7, 2013

Did you change anything about the version of ruby that comes with your OS? stringio is a standard part of ruby.

Thanks for the replies!

@adamv brew install fails as well but brew update works. Strange.
@mistydemeo Right, I don't know what'd happened before I started using my company iMac. In that case, is it possible to use rvm ruby to run brew?


adamv commented Jan 8, 2013

We don't support using rvm; Homebrew expects a normal healthy System ruby to be where Apple installs it to.

Thanks @adamv. Guess I will have to reinstall system ruby but any reason why rvm is not supported?


adamv commented Jan 8, 2013

(A) we hard-code #! lines to the System ruby to guarantee a known Ruby version. (B) some versions of rvm build Ruby without environ defined, or with other odd errors.

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