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I am trying to install ruby SQLite3 gem, on a remote freebsd server. I'm using RVM which in theory does not need 'root permission' to compile gems but I get a root error, here:

[user ~]$ gem install sqlite3 -- --with-sqlite3-dir=/home/www/atma/opt/ [...]

make install /usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -m 0755 /home/www/atma/.gems/gems/sqlite3-1.3.6/lib/sqlite3 install: /home/www/atma/.gems/gems/sqlite3-1.3.6/lib/sqlite3/ chown/chgrp: Operation not permitted make: * [/home/www/atma/.gems/gems/sqlite3-1.3.6/lib/sqlite3/] Error 71

Gem files will remain installed in /home/www/atma/.gems/gems/sqlite3-1.3.6 for inspection. Results logged to /home/www/atma/.gems/gems/sqlite3-1.3.6/ext/sqlite3/gem_make.out

Any ideas how to approach this? Maybe re-installing RVM?

best regards, PA

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What are the permissions in the target folders? Can't you modify them accordingly? – slhck Aug 28 '12 at 11:47
define "accordingly"... – atmosx Aug 28 '12 at 22:58

try installing the ruby version:

gem install sqlite3 --platform ruby

I'm not sure if you need to add path for sqlite3 dir but this should not require .so files - and most likely would skip the part of installing them.

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Solved it, was a lame RVM error.. – atmosx Sep 4 '12 at 10:32

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