[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Ruby SASSC issue affecting PUI (2.8.1)

Andrew Morrison andrew.morrison at bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 15 09:50:46 EST 2021

Which version of Java are you running?



On 13/01/2021 12:56, philip.webster at sheffield.ac.uk wrote:
> Hi,
> We're currently in the process of deploying ArchivesSpace 2.8.1 to our 
> production server following a lengthy period of testing and 
> development on some other servers. Strangely, the public user 
> interface is failing to load due to a Ruby dependency not being pulled 
> in when the service starts up. The dependency is SASSC, which is 
> present in the gems folder within the ArchivesSpace 2.8.1 installation.
> An error message appears in the logs suggesting that SASSC isn't being 
> imported due to it not having native extensions built, and in turn 
> that causes a 500 error to be visible in the browser together with a 
> stack trace showing the root cause to be the missing library. I tried 
> building the extension using the native Ruby tools in our Linux 
> distribution and found that had no effect. After some lengthy 
> investigation it turned out that the development and test servers do 
> not even have the native Ruby packages installed, and that everything 
> runs entirely through jRuby. That being the case, I have no idea how 
> to solve the issue with this dependency.
> None of this is mentioned in the documentation, so I’m at a loss as to 
> what to do next.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Philip Webster
> The University of Sheffield
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