error installing ruby-debug-base19 et al

what do i need to get this gem to install? i can't find the mkmf.log for this?

Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing ruby-debug-base19:
         ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

/usr/local/bin/ruby extconf.rb
*** extconf.rb failed ***
Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of
necessary libraries and/or headers. Check the mkmf.log file for more
details. You may need configuration options.

Provided configuration options:
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/https.rb:102:in `require': no such file to load -- openssl (LoadError)
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/https.rb:102:in `<top (required)>'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/ruby_core_source-0.1.4/lib/contrib/uri_ext.rb:11:in `require'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/ruby_core_source-0.1.4/lib/contrib/uri_ext.rb:11:in `<top (required)>'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/ruby_core_source-0.1.4/lib/ruby_core_source.rb:6:in `require'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/ruby_core_source-0.1.4/lib/ruby_core_source.rb:6:in `<top (required)>'
         from extconf.rb:2:in `require'
         from extconf.rb:2:in `<main>'

Gem files will remain installed in /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/linecache19-0.5.11 for inspection.
Results logged to /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/linecache19-0.5.11/ext/trace_nums/gem_make.out

I realized I need to install linecache19, but I am getting the same failure, is this a problem in general with ruby 1.9.1 gems?

The error line is this one:

/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/https.rb:102:in `require': no such file
to load -- openssl (LoadError)

which suggests that your Ruby 1.9.1 was compiled without OpenSSL support.

If you compiled your Ruby yourself, you can compile the OpenSSL
support by going into ext/openssl and running:

$ ruby extconf.rb
$ make
$ make install

Otherwise, let us know your OS (and package manager if you used one),
or see if Google has an answer.



thanks that fixed my problem! I am going to assume I don't need to rebuild ruby again for openssl support?

Kind Regards,

No, I don't think you need to recompile the whole thing; you just
needed to get that extra library in, and it sounds like it's working


Great, thanks again!