Technology Errors

svn: Syntax error parsing revision using svn+ssh

I was trying to check out from one of my project repositories this morning and I kept getting the below error.

I have never had this problem before and it drove me insane for about 1 hour. I just could not figure out what the problem was because the same repository was working just fine the other day. After a lot of searching I stumbled upon a post with the solution and its extremely simple.

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Technology Errors

ERROR: Error installing webrat: Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of necessary libraries and/or headers.

One of my tasks today at work was to install numerous Ruby gems on a couple of our development servers. One of those gems was called webrat which is used for “Ruby acceptance testing and for web applications”. When I attempted to install webrat using “gem install webrat” from a Linux shell I received some errors which I describe below along with how to resolve the error in my scenario. It is likely for you to get similar errors however not the same exact errors so the key is analyzing the output of the “gem install” command to see if it will lead you to resolution.

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