I installed the latest stable release (1.8.2) a couple days ago on my
mac. I had previously installed it via darwinports, but that installed
version 1.8.1, and I wanted the most recent one.
So I downloaded the source code, typed './configure; make; sudo make
install' to install ruby, then downloaded rubygems, then went from
there. Not terribly complicated.
From: Robert [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 6:34 AM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: installing ruby on MacOS X
Steven Marcus <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi all!
> Ruby newbie here.
> I'd like to install and work with Ruby 1.8.x on MacOS X.
> I have found
> to be helpful.
> It appears that my options are
> 1) download the source and compile it myself
> 2) download a binary and install it
> 3) install via darwinports
> 4) install via fink
> After installation I believe I can add ruby libraries
> 1) manually
> 2) as Ruby Gems
> 3) from the RAA
> 4) via darwinports if using 3 above
> 5) via fink if using 4 above
> I imagine there are a number of trade offs to the above approaches.
> Also, there appears to be overlap between
(darwinports|fink) and gems
> and RAA. As I write this darwinports appears to have a more active
> ruby community, judging from the fact that it offers 58
> 16 for fink.
> I'd like things to be painless and relatively automatic. By
> I mean that installing and especially upgrading libraries should be
> quick and painless.
> Can someone share their experience?
> Steven Marcus