• September 26, 2014
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After effects of updating openssl on Mac OS X

Today, my openssl library on Mac OS X Mavericks got updated. After the update, when i tried doing rails s on one of the rails apps, it gave following error:

/Users/prathamesh/.rbenv/versions/2.1.2/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/railties-4.2.0.beta1/lib/rails/app_rails_loader.rb:39: warning: Insecure world writable dir /usr in PATH, mode 040777
/Users/prathamesh/.rbenv/versions/2.1.2/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/bundler-1.7.2/lib/bundler.rb:302: warning: Insecure world writable dir /usr in PATH, mode 040777
/Users/prathamesh/.rbenv/versions/2.1.2/lib/ruby/2.1.0/openssl.rb:17:in `require': dlopen(/Users/prathamesh/.rbenv/versions/2.1.2/lib/ruby/2.1.0/x86_64-darwin13.0/openssl.bundle, 9): Symbol not found: _SSLv2_client_method (LoadError)
  Referenced from: /Users/prathamesh/.rbenv/versions/2.1.2/lib/ruby/2.1.0/x86_64-darwin13.0/openssl.bundle
  Expected in: /usr/local/opt/openssl/lib/libssl.1.0.0.dylib
 in /Users/prathamesh/.rbenv/versions/2.1.2/lib/ruby/2.1.0/x86_64-darwin13.0/openssl.bundle - /Users/prathamesh/.rbenv/versions/2.1.2/lib/ruby/2.1.0/x86_64-darwin13.0/openssl.bundle
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Seems like the link between openssl and Ruby is broken after the update. Fortunately the fix is very simple. Re-install Ruby again. It will re-link the updated openssl and this problem will be gone.

$ rbenv install 2.1.2      [2.1.2]
rbenv: /Users/prathamesh/.rbenv/versions/2.1.2 already exists
continue with installation? (y/N) y
Downloading ruby-2.1.2.tar.gz...
-> http://dqw8nmjcqpjn7.cloudfront.net/a5b5c83565f8bd954ee522bd287d2ca1
Installing ruby-2.1.2...

After installing the Ruby again, rails s started without any complains.

Hope this saves some time to somebody! Happy Hacking :)

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