Bug #2178

in gem_prelude.rb: encoding error

Added by Martin Dürst about 6 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

ruby -v:ruby 1.9.2dev (2009-10-05 trunk 25235) [i386-cygwin] Backport:


When running the head ruby with a home directory that does contain non-ASCII characters, line 75 of gem_prelude.rb reports an exception because of invalid bytes in a string (interpreted as US-ASCII).
@gem_path = gpaths.split(File::PATH_SEPARATOR)
The patch we found is to replace the above line with:
@gem_path = gpaths.force_encoding('ascii-8bit').split(File::PATH_SEPARATOR)
However, while this worked in our case, there are encodings that when interpreted as ASCII-8BIT look like they contain '/', '\', or so. Actually, this is true for Shift_JIS, the encoding used on the system in question, so we were just lucky that this didn't apply to the path we used. A better choice would probably be to force-encode to the file system encoding, if available.

Regards, Martin.

Related issues

Related to Ruby trunk - Bug #2304: in gem_prelude: unknown encoding name - filesystem Closed 10/29/2009


#1 Updated by Yui NARUSE about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

This issue was solved with changeset r25528.
Martin, thank you for reporting this issue.
Your contribution to Ruby is greatly appreciated.
May Ruby be with you.


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