gem install remote_syslog failing on CentOS 6 (ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.)

Got this problem while installing the remote_syslog gem on CentOS 6 for pushing logs to remote syslog (for example Papertrail)
Basically running gem install remote_syslog yields the following errors:

[root@machine log]# gem install remote_syslog
Building native extensions. This could take a while…
ERROR: Error installing remote_syslog:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

/usr/bin/ruby extconf.rb
checking for rb_trap_immediate in ruby.h,rubysig.h… yes
checking for rb_thread_blocking_region()… no
checking for inotify_init() in sys/inotify.h… yes
checking for writev() in sys/uio.h… yes
checking for rb_thread_check_ints()… no
checking for rb_time_new()… yes
checking for sys/event.h… no
checking for epoll_create() in sys/epoll.h… yes
creating Makefile

g++ -I. -I. -I/usr/lib64/ruby/1.8/x86_64-linux -I. -DWITH_SSL -DBUILD_FOR_RUBY -DHAVE_RB_TRAP_IMMEDIATE -DHAVE_RBTRAP -DHAVE_INOTIFY_INIT -DHAVE_INOTIFY -DHAVE_WRITEV -DHAVE_WRITEV -DHAVE_RB_TIME_NEW -DOS_UNIX -DHAVE_EPOLL_CREATE -DHAVE_EPOLL -fPIC -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector –param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64 -mtune=generic -fno-strict-aliasing -fPIC -c pipe.cpp
make: g++: Command not found
make: *** [pipe.o] Error 127
Gem files will remain installed in /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/eventmachine-1.0.0 for inspection.
Results logged to /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/eventmachine-1.0.0/ext/gem_make.out


Well there is a duh moment.. you will need to install the package gcc-c++
yum install gcc-c++


Now running the install again will yield the following:


[root@machine log]# gem install remote_syslog
Building native extensions. This could take a while…
Successfully installed eventmachine-1.0.0
Successfully installed eventmachine-tail-0.6.4
Successfully installed syslog_protocol-0.9.2
Successfully installed em-resolv-replace-1.1.3
Successfully installed remote_syslog-1.6.13
5 gems installed
Installing ri documentation for eventmachine-1.0.0…
Installing ri documentation for eventmachine-tail-0.6.4…
Installing ri documentation for syslog_protocol-0.9.2…
Installing ri documentation for em-resolv-replace-1.1.3…
Installing ri documentation for remote_syslog-1.6.13…
Installing RDoc documentation for eventmachine-1.0.0…
Installing RDoc documentation for eventmachine-tail-0.6.4…
Installing RDoc documentation for syslog_protocol-0.9.2…
Installing RDoc documentation for em-resolv-replace-1.1.3…
Installing RDoc documentation for remote_syslog-1.6.13…


If it still does not work, ensure you have installed ruby-devel as well

Artisteer Bullet points showing up in Gravity forms fix

Annoyingly Artisteer takes the shotgun approach to adding it’s bullet point flair to the li tags on your website. This for example shows up as checkmarks in front of every field in your Gravity forms. Fortunately somebody named Cees shared the winning fix on the Artisteer forums.

You should add the following CSS to your theme (either as an option in Artisteer or in your style.css / client theme.

body .gform_wrapper form .gform_body ul li:before {
content: none;

This will properly override the li tags inside your Gravity forms and remove the content that was put in by Artisteer. Most likely a small variation of this will fix other plugins

Cheers Cees 🙂