Technology Errors

Error: Missing dependency: libevent-1.1a.so.1 is needed by package nfs-utils

When performing a “yum update” I received the following error which deals with a library needed by the nfs-utils package on CentOS.

Error: Missing dependency: libevent-1.1a.so.1 is needed by package nfs-utils

On this machine NFS is not needed so I took the following steps to complete the “yum update”.

  1. Remove nfs-utils: First remove nfs-utils by issuing the below command.
  2. bash

    1. yum remove nfs-utils

Technology Errors

Windows XP Ruby Gem, ERROR: Error installing eventmachine:

Most gems are very easy to install however they have typically been created for a Linux environment such as CentOS, RedHat, or OS X. This can cause all sorts of issues with libraries, compilers, etc. because less time has been spent making sure that these gems install on all versions of Windows because of all the differences. It is much easier to make sure that the gems install across all UNIX/Linux versions instead of the Windows versions.

When attempting to install eventmachine on a Windows server or regular PC you will run across an error. The error will spit out a bunch of data including install switches along with some other error information such as the below.