Problems updating therubyracer gem in Yosemite

I decided to run a bundle update on one of my core projects today and lo and behold, I received the following error:

Gem::Ext::BuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

 /Users/kelvin/.rbenv/versions/2.2.0/bin/ruby -r ./siteconf20150415-9556-1l623l4.rb extconf.rb 
checking for main() in -lpthread... yes
checking for main() in -lobjc... yes
creating Makefile

make "DESTDIR=" clean

make "DESTDIR="
clang: warning: argument unused during compilation: '-rdynamic'
In file included from
In file included from ./rr.h:6:
In file included from /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/../include/c++/v1/vector:265:
In file included from /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/../include/c++/v1/__bit_reference:15:
In file included from /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/../include/c++/v1/algorithm:628:
In file included from /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/../include/c++/v1/memory:604:
/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/../include/c++/v1/iterator:341:10: fatal error: '__debug' file not found
#include <__debug>
1 error generated.
make: *** [accessor.o] Error 1

make failed, exit code 2

Gem files will remain installed in /Users/kelvin/.rbenv/versions/2.2.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.2.0/gems/therubyracer-0.12.2 for inspection.
Results logged to /Users/kelvin/.rbenv/versions/2.2.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.2.0/extensions/x86_64-darwin-14/2.2.0-static/therubyracer-0.12.2/gem_make.out
An error occurred while installing therubyracer (0.12.2), and Bundler cannot continue.
Make sure that `gem install therubyracer -v '0.12.2'` succeeds before bundling.

It turns out that there is an issue with the command line tools in Xcode 6.3. So you have to revert back to Xcode 6.2. For a full reference, here’s the link from StackOverflow where I got my information from.

Unfortunately, there’s not an easy way to directly link to the download but here’s the link to the general Developer Downloads from Apple


My first forray into Ansible

Learning Ansible has been on my to-do list for a very long time now but I finally found the time to learn it, play with it and even write scripts to

  • create a server on Vultr
  • configure a server based on my preferred configuration
  • deploy an Apache server and a MySQL server
  • Configure the Apache and MySQL server for WordPress
  • Restore my old WordPress install to the new WordPress install

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