If you’re on Debian Etch, you may encounter the following error
libMagickWand.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory - /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rmagick-2.3.0/lib/RMagick2.so This basically means that the libMagickWand.so.1 file cannot be found. However, it is available on your system. All you need to do to fix it, is tell your box to look in the right place for the file.
To fix this issue once and for all, open up /etc/ld.