Thursday, November 29, 2007

Tip: Bug in Ruby 1.8.5 on 10.5 Leopard

When I first got Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, one of the first things I had to do with compile and install ruby 1.8.5 in order to facilitate my job as a Ruby on Rails developer (as we are just getting around to upgrading our thousands of lines of enterprise code to work in rails 1.2.x).

I downloaded, compiled, and installed, ruby 1.8.5 p114, and for the most part things went smoothly.

However I would intermittently get the weirdest error:

NoMemoryError (negative allocation size (or too big))

I still don't know what the root cause of this error is, but as of this morning it seems that downgrading to p52 fixed my problem.

Hopefully this will pan out in the long run, but so far this error (which I'd see several times an hour during active development) has disappeared.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hm... i've never had such an error. I'm using the same ruby and Leopard version.