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A note about OpenSSL error on Rails.

Elizabeth Villalejos
["Full-stack web dev", "Chihuahua Mom🐶", "Currently Looking for Dev Role"]
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Last week, everything was fine and dandy. It was a brand new day with lots of code to look forward to when I decided it was time to upgrade my rails version and build an API idea I had been toying with.

It all went down A-OK until it was time to actually create the project and I got the following error:

Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/openssl/lib/libssl.1.0.0.dylib (LoadError)

My Chi Dulce, being completely unamused

Our reaction to the error was less than amused

After browsing and diving in the interwebs for answers, I boiled it down to two probable issues:

  1. You need to upgrade your OpenSSL.
    This one is pretty straightforward, type the following into console:
    brew install --upgrade openssl

  2. It's not you, it's me: PostgreSQL edition.
    At some point, your configs got a bit tangled up and the PostgreSQL gem is right there in the middle of it all. To make it all better you'll need to reinstall the gem, simply type brew reinstall postgresql
    and you're good to go.

Chi working zone

Dulce, ready to keep working on her code reviews

I hope you found this helpful, happy coding!

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Akshay Mahajan

Wasted a few hours on this last week before realizing that I just needed to reinstall Postgres! 😅

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Elizabeth Villalejos Author

Same! Such a quick fix for the amount of hours involved 😂

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