It looks like scrubyt 0.4.x is just broken.? I uninstalled it and installed scrubyt 0.3.4 and RubyInline 3.6.3 (it won't run with later versions, I had to uninstall 3.8.3), and I was able to get it to run.
You might try having a look at scrAPI instead, if nobody in the scrubyt forums can help you get a later version running.? I haven't used it, but I have heard of it before.? Maybe somebody on the list has a favorite website scraping tool?
You can also just try straight hpricot or nokogiri with data you get back using open-uri or mechanize...
On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Audrey A Lee <[address removed]>
Are any of you using scrubyt?
Scrubyt has a forum but it seems near death.
But, this mail-list has a good group of very sharp and knowledgeable rubyists.
I have installed the scrubyt demos:
?- git clone git://github.com/scrubber/scrubyt_examples.git
I tried this one:
$ ruby ruby_quiz_189.rb
`download_file': undefined method `include?' for nil:NilClass
? ? ? from /pt/r1/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/scrubyt-0.4.1/lib/scrubyt/core/scraping/filters/download_filter.rb:8:in
? ? ? from /pt/r1/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/scrubyt-0.4.1/lib/scrubyt/core/scraping/pattern.rb:250:in
I'd welcome any hints on how to debug ruby_quiz_189.rb so it will run.
scrubyt depends on some other gems:
Here is what I have:
$ gem list hpricot
*** LOCAL GEMS ***
$ gem list mechanize
*** LOCAL GEMS ***
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