Rails Server Issues

=> Booting Mongrel (use ‘script/server webrick’ to force WEBrick)

=> Rails application starting on

=> Call with -d to detach

=> Ctrl-C to shutdown server

** Starting Mongrel listening at

** Starting Rails with development environment…


/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-1.2.3/lib/commands/servers/mongrel.rb:15: warning: already initialized constant OPTIONS

/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-1.2.3/lib/commands/servers/mongrel.rb:18: undefined method `options’ for []:Array (NoMethodError)

from /opt/local/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:32:in `gem_original_require’

from /opt/local/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:32:in `require’

from /Users/zachinglis/Sites/Rails/todo/vendor/rails/activesupport/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:495:in `require’

from /Users/zachinglis/Sites/Rails/todo/vendor/rails/activesupport/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:342:in `new_constants_in’

from /Users/zachinglis/Sites/Rails/todo/vendor/rails/activesupport/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:495:in `require’

from /Users/zachinglis/Sites/Rails/todo/vendor/rails/railties/lib/commands/server.rb:39

from script/server:3:in `require’

from script/server:3

I get this with:

ruby 1.8.6 (2007-03-13 patchlevel 0) [i686-darwin8.9.1]

rails 1.2.3 with frozen edge.

Rails 1.2.3 isn’t doing things for me as it should, so I decided to freeze to edge. I prefer edge anyway, and i get this error.

Happens in both Mongrel and Webrick.


Zach Inglis

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I had a similar problem last week. It might be that your gems
executable is
a) not up to date
b) not at the right location might be in /opt/local/lib/ but is
expected in /usr/local/bin
I had two versions one in /opt/local/lib and one in /usr/local/bin the
one in /opt/local/lib was broken so I just did
#/opt/local/lib/ :> ln -s /usr/local/bin/gem . and that worked out
for me.