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more verbose warning on boot failure

Reported by Roger | May 23rd, 2008 @ 06:45 PM

It would be helpful for at least a few people [myself included] if, when rails encounters a LoadError loading rubygems, it outputs what the error was.

In my instance someone was requiring, a few lines above, an added gem which I didn't have, however, the error was being swallowed up and blamed on a gem version [which wasn't the real cause].

This patch is simple and clears up any doubts for the user.

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  • Roger

    Roger May 23rd, 2008 @ 11:00 PM

    here's the same patch using the approved git style patch instead of git diff.

    To test this patch apply, then go to boot.rb and add

    require 'nonexisting' within the



    You should see a more appropriately output error message than what it had been before.

  • Adam S

    Adam S May 24th, 2008 @ 01:15 PM


    Patch works and seems a reasonable change. I'm pretty sure I've had a similar issue where the LoadError that wasn't rubygems.

  • josh

    josh July 17th, 2008 @ 01:56 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “resolved”
    • Tag set to edge, patch, railties

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