Not compatible with Ruby 1.9.2_p290 #12

programble opened this Issue Jul 22, 2011 · 4 comments


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The gem is not compatible with Ruby 1.9.2_p290 (and probably earlier).

irb(main):001:0> require 'dbus'
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/dbus/introspect.rb:94: warning: else without rescue is useless
SyntaxError: /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/dbus/introspect.rb:91: syntax error, unexpected ':', expecting keyword_then or ',' or ';' or '\n'
        when 0: name
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/dbus/introspect.rb:552: syntax error, unexpected keyword_end, expecting $end
end # module DBus
    from <internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:in `require'
    from <internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:in `require'
    from /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/dbus.rb:12:in `<top (required)>'
    from <internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:in `require'
    from <internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:in `require'
    from (irb):1
    from /usr/bin/irb:12:in `<main>'
mvidner commented Jul 25, 2011

You are right that 0.6.0, the last released version, does not work with Ruby 1.9.2. That was fixed in d86d7eb in December and I will release a new gem shortly.

But the backtrace mentions "when 0:" which was fixed in 0.4.0 already in cc04188. Are you using a version so old or is there something strange with your setup?

ruby-dbus (0.6.0)



Wait what, it's not loading the gem at all.


Turns out I had a ruby-dbus package installed (no idea why) that I guess contained a very old version of this gem. Sorry.

@programble programble closed this Jul 25, 2011
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