Bug #8989

Ruby 2.1 unable to build because of problem with rdoc directory

Added by Adrien Lamothe about 2 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Assignee:Nobuyoshi Nakada
ruby -v:ruby 2.0.0p195 (2013-05-14 revision 40734) [x86_64-linux] Backport:1.9.3: UNKNOWN, 2.0.0: UNKNOWN


Trying to build ruby-2.1.0-preview1 and am receiving the following error when running make:

Generating RDoc documentation

Directory .ext/rdoc already exists, but it looks like it isn't an RDoc directory.

Because RDoc doesn't want to risk destroying any of your existing files,
you'll need to specify a different output directory name (using the --op

/usr/software/ruby/ruby-2.1.0-preview1/lib/rdoc/rdoc.rb:108:in error'
rescue in setup_output_dir'
/usr/software/ruby/ruby-2.1.0-preview1/lib/rdoc/rdoc.rb:195:in setup_output_dir'
./bin/rdoc:20:in `'

make: *** [rdoc] Error 1


#1 Updated by Adrien Lamothe about 2 years ago

Also, I have just tried to build Ruby 2.0.0-p247 on the same machine and have experienced the same problem. I have never had this problem before, so it looks like something that has changed in 2.0.0-p247.

#2 Updated by Zachary Scott about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Did you try "make distclean" first?

#3 Updated by Hiroshi SHIBATA almost 2 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2.1.0 to current: 2.2.0

#4 Updated by Adrien Lamothe about 1 year ago

This is still a problem when building 2.2.0-preview1. The problem still occurs even if first running 'make distclean'.

#5 Updated by Adrien Lamothe about 1 year ago

I can build 2.2.0-preview1 without rdoc, which is fine for now, by adding the configure flag --disable-install-rdoc

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