Jens Krämer

Strange Mongrel 1.1 error (solved)

 |  mongrel, rails

Right after updating Mongrel, gem_plugin and some other (probably unrelated) gems today, Mongrel didn’t like me any more, refusing to start up any Rail s application. Instead, I got this nice message complaining about a missing init.rb in the activerdf gem:

** Rails loaded. ** Loading any Rails specific GemPlugins Exiting /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:in 'gem_original_require': no such file to load -- /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerdf-1.6.1/lib/activerdf/init.rb (MissingSourceFile)

It took me a while to find the fix on rubyforge via google, so maybe this helps somebody else having the same problem.


You can use Markdown here.

For the sake of spam checking any data you submit, including your IP address, will be transferred to the US based Akismet web service ( If that's not acceptable for you, you can also reach me by other means.