Rails - Problem installing gem in home dir

software development


My Rails app needs to use the Simple-RSS gem, which isn’t installed on the DH servers. I followed the directions in the wiki for installing gems in the home directory. I got the 500 Error of Death. There were several options given in the wiki, and I tried them all. No luck. I even froze Rails so it’s running local to my app.

Running dispatch.fcgi from the command line spits out the HTML of the 500 page to stdout.

Anyone have a foolproof method of getting the app to load a gem the I installed myself?