Steve, this is what I did to install Ruby 1.8.1 mswin32 manually.
Get Ruby-mswin32 binaries
ruby-1.8.1-i386-mswin32.zip (3,764KB) current release
Extract it into a directory, e.g c:\ruby
Then set your path to point to the bin directory. I did it in
Control Panel -> System->Advanced->Environment Variables, under System
Variables, find PATH and add the following at the end of the line:
Then open ‘cmd’ windows, and run :
ruby -v <— check ruby version
You should be getting something like the following:
ruby 1.8.1 (2003-12-25) [i386-mswin32]
“Steve Cooper” email@example.com wrote in message
Sorry for being dense, but I can’t seem to get ri to work either with
the one-click Ruby installer for Windows (after fixing the path in
ri.bat) or with the MSwin32 binaries. I have found other threads
about this, and I’ve tried to run rdoc, but it looks like I need the
Ruby source to do that. That’s where things fall apart for me: which
additional files do I need to download, where do I run rdoc, which
command-line options to use, etc.
Would somebody mind pointing me to (or walking me through) the steps I
need to follow to get ri working properly?
Thanks very much. (And thanks to those who have helped with my