Using: Mountain Lion 10.8.2, RVM 1.18.15

Having trouble with, apparently, openssl when trying to install Ruby 2.0.0 via RVM:

$ rvm install 2.0.0
Extracting openssl to /Users/meltemi/.rvm/src/openssl-1.0.1c
Configuring openssl in /Users/meltemi/.rvm/src/openssl-1.0.1c.
Error running './Configure darwin64-x86_64-cc -I/Users/meltemi/.rvm/usr/include -L/Users/meltemi/.rvm/usr/lib zlib no-asm no-krb5 --prefix=/Users/meltemi/.rvm/usr no-shared ', please read /Users/meltemi/.rvm/log/ruby-2.0.0-p0/openssl/configure.log
Compiling openssl in /Users/meltemi/.rvm/src/openssl-1.0.1c.
Error running 'make', please read /Users/meltemi/.rvm/log/ruby-2.0.0-p0/openssl/make.log

so I brew install openssl to update openssl to 1.0.1e hoping that would help but there were still more errors (see "long output").

So, dug around Stack Exchange and loosely followed suggestion on this post which recommended rvm get head (as opposed to my typical rvm get stable) and noticed:

$ rvm get head
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
100 1620k  100 1620k    0     0   275k      0  0:00:05  0:00:05 --:--:--  479k

Upgrading the RVM installation in /Users/meltemi/.rvm/
    RVM PATH line found in /Users/meltemi/.bashrc /Users/meltemi/.zshrc.
    RVM sourcing line found in /Users/meltemi/.bash_profile /Users/meltemi/.zshrc.
    Installing rvm gem in 1 gemsets ERROR:  Loading command: install (LoadError)
    cannot load such file -- openssl
ERROR:  While executing gem ... (NoMethodError)
    undefined method `invoke_with_build_args' for nil:NilClass

Interesting bit being cannot load such file -- openssl.

What gives?

long output:

after updating openssl to 1.0.1.e via homebrew tried again but for whatever reason 1.0.1c is still being referenced:

$ rvm reinstall 2.0.0 --with-openssl-dir=/usr/local          
Removing /Users/meltemi/.rvm/src/ruby-2.0.0-p0...
Removing /Users/meltemi/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.0.0-p0...
Fetching openssl-1.0.1c.tar.gz to /Users/meltemi/.rvm/archives
Extracting openssl to /Users/meltemi/.rvm/src/openssl-1.0.1c
Configuring openssl in /Users/meltemi/.rvm/src/openssl-1.0.1c.
Error running './Configure darwin64-x86_64-cc -I/Users/meltemi/.rvm/usr/include -L/Users/meltemi/.rvm/usr/lib zlib no-asm no-krb5 --prefix=/Users/meltemi/.rvm/usr --with-openssl-dir=/usr/local no-shared ', please read /Users/meltemi/.rvm/log/ruby-2.0.0-p0/openssl/configure.log
Compiling openssl in /Users/meltemi/.rvm/src/openssl-1.0.1c.
Error running 'make', please read /Users/meltemi/.rvm/log/ruby-2.0.0-p0/openssl/make.log

Please note that it's required to reinstall all rubies:

    rvm reinstall all --force

Updating openssl certificates
Error running 'update_openssl_certs', please read /Users/meltemi/.rvm/log/ruby-2.0.0-p0/openssl.certs.log
Installing Ruby from source to: /Users/meltemi/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.0.0-p0, this may take a while depending on your cpu(s)...
ruby-2.0.0-p0 - #downloading ruby-2.0.0-p0, this may take a while depending on your connection...
ruby-2.0.0-p0 - #extracting ruby-2.0.0-p0 to /Users/meltemi/.rvm/src/ruby-2.0.0-p0
ruby-2.0.0-p0 - #extracted to /Users/meltemi/.rvm/src/ruby-2.0.0-p0
ruby-2.0.0-p0 - #configuring
ruby-2.0.0-p0 - #compiling
ruby-2.0.0-p0 - #installing 
Removing old Rubygems files...
Installing rubygems-2.0.0 for ruby-2.0.0-p0 ...
Error running 'env GEM_PATH=/Users/meltemi/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.0.0-p0:/Users/meltemi/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.0.0-p0@global:/Users/meltemi/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.0.0-p0:/Users/meltemi/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.0.0-p0@global GEM_HOME=/Users/meltemi/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.0.0-p0 /Users/meltemi/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.0.0-p0/bin/ruby /Users/meltemi/.rvm/src/rubygems-2.0.0/setup.rb', please read /Users/meltemi/.rvm/log/ruby-2.0.0-p0/rubygems.install.log
Installation of rubygems did not complete successfully.
Saving wrappers to '/Users/meltemi/.rvm/bin'.
ruby-2.0.0-p0 - #adjusting #shebangs for (gem irb erb ri rdoc testrb rake).
ruby-2.0.0-p0 - #importing default gemsets, this may take time ...
Install of ruby-2.0.0-p0 - #complete 
Making gemset ruby-2.0.0-p0 pristine.
Error running '' under ,
please read /Users/meltemi/.rvm/log/ruby-2.0.0-p0/gemset.pristine.log
Making gemset ruby-2.0.0-p0@global pristine.
Error running '' under ,
please read /Users/meltemi/.rvm/log/ruby-2.0.0-p0/gemset.pristine.log
  • I had the same problem after upgrading to OSX Mavericks.
    – Hengjie
    Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 0:51

2 Answers 2


Had the same problem. Try the following:

$ rvm remove 2.0.0 # get rid of unsuccessful installation
$ rvm get head --autolibs=3 # get the latest RVM and build required libs
$ rvm requirements # just in case, install all other required stuff
$ rvm install ruby-2.0.0
$ rvm --default use ruby-2.0.0
  • what, exactly, does the --autolibs=3 flag do? I can't find any documentation on it…
    – Meltemi
    Commented Mar 1, 2013 at 17:44
  • FWIW- I followed your instructions, kind of: remove 2.0.0 and then rvm get head (ignoring the --autolibs=3 bit). checked requirements. OK. then rvm install ruby-2.0.0. and...no problems! It worked!
    – Meltemi
    Commented Mar 1, 2013 at 19:28
  • github.com/wayneeseguin/rvm/issues/1623 There is some info on autolibs flag, as far as I understand, it tells RVM how to handle additional required libs.
    – Artem Pakk
    Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 17:58
  • Documentation for autolibs can be found by running the following cmd: "rvm help autolibs" from the terminal Commented Mar 10, 2013 at 5:38
  • Under OSX 10.8: also sudo brew install openssl
    – idonnie
    Commented Mar 14, 2013 at 15:49

So this worked for me:

rvm pkg install openssl
rvm reinstall all --force

I also had rvm autolibs rvm_pkg for readline support.

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