WebQube WebQube - 1 year ago 100
Ruby Question

rails console doesn't load due to libreadline

I have recently reinstalled ruby 2.1.2 like so since I wanted to install a gem (


sudo rvm reinstall 2.1.2 --disable-binary --with-gcc=gcc-4.2

Since then, I can't load my console using
bundle exec rails c

due to the following error :

/Users/ohad/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2@aaa/gems/activesupport-3.2.11/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:251:in `require': dlopen(/Users/ohad/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.1.2/lib/ruby/2.1.0/x86_64-darwin13.0/readline.bundle, 9): Library not loaded: @@HOMEBREW_PREFIX@@/opt/readline/lib/libreadline.6.dylib (LoadError)
Referenced from: /Users/ohad/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.1.2/lib/ruby/2.1.0/x86_64-darwin13.0/readline.bundle

brew uninstall readline
brew install --build-from-source readline
which worked but didn't solve my problem.


Ran across this today, to solve it I did:

brew rm -f readline

brew install readline

brew link readline --force

Hope it helps.