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Jesse Storimer

MemCacheStore shouldn't raise without memcache-client

Reported by Jesse Storimer | March 1st, 2011 @ 07:39 PM

Trying to use mem_cache_store with libmemcached ( is difficult because mem_cache_store raises a LoadError unless the memcache-client gem is available. This isn't necessary because the 'memcached' gem provides a compatible API for devs who want a faster interface to memcached, but we still have to have memcache-client installed so ActiveSupport doesn't die.

The mem_cache_store class even mentions that it's compatible with libmemcached (

Rails should also mention somewhere (the Guides?) to use dalli. The memcache-client gem is no longer maintained, the dalli gem is the successor and already has a AS cache store implementation included with the gem.

I attached a patch that removes the re-raising of the LoadError.

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  • jkarlsson

    jkarlsson April 18th, 2011 @ 06:53 PM

    I second this patch. I'm also using the memcached gem and was surprised when I was prompted to install memcache-client. I'm currently avoiding the problem by simply having an empty lib/memcache.rb file.

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