Thanks for this one Curt.  I did all of them but

somehow gems is really killing me

here is an output

root@raymond-desktop:~/src# gem list

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

actionmailer (2.3.4, 2.3.3)
actionpack (2.3.4, 2.3.3)
activerecord (2.3.4, 2.3.3)
activeresource (2.3.4, 2.3.3)
activesupport (2.3.4, 2.3.3)
cassandra (
json (1.1.9)
rack (1.0.1, 1.0.0)
rake (0.8.7)
rubygems-update (1.3.5)
thrift (0.0.810255.1)
root@raymond-desktop:~/src# cassandra_helper cassandra
bash: cassandra_helper: command not found

I bet it is installed properly like what you've said.

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 12:28 PM, Curt Micol <> wrote:
On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 10:37 PM, raymond cayanan <> wrote:
> This is the output:
> root@raymond-desktop:/home# cassandra_helper cassandra
> bash: cassandra_helper: command not found
> This is the location of my gems:
> root@raymond-desktop:/var/lib/gems/1.8/gems# ls
> actionmailer-2.3.3  activeresource-2.3.3  rack-1.0.0
> actionmailer-2.3.4  activeresource-2.3.4  rack-1.0.1
> actionpack-2.3.3    activesupport-2.3.3   rake-0.8.7
> actionpack-2.3.4    activesupport-2.3.4   rubygems-update-1.3.5
> activerecord-2.3.3  cassandra-     thrift-0.0.810255.1
> activerecord-2.3.4  json-1.1.9
> root@raymond-desktop:/var/lib/gems/1.8/gems#

Raymond, try running the following:

ls /usr/local/bin

whereis cassandra_helper

I don't have time right now to look at the code to see where it's
installed. Potentially it's in the $HOME/cassandra directory (look for
it there also).

If none of that works and you want to get Cassandra up and running, I
recommend the following (and the diagnosing the gem issue later):

mkdir $HOME/src; cd $HOME/src
svn co cassandra-trunk
cd cassandra-trunk
ant test
./bin/cassandra -f

That will get a server running for you. From there you can use the gem
install to play with the server (as it does look like it's installed
properly from your output).

Hope that helps.

# Curt Micol