Ruby 1.8 on MAC OS X

vanjac12@yahoo.com 1/16/04 6:25AM
I foolishly went install crazy and installed Fink and XFree86 (or XDarwin)
at the same time as your ruby4Mac package.
Fink put most of its stuff in a dir called sw, but I didn’t explore where
things were until I installed all this, so now I’m not sure what installed
what where–esp. the X package.

Fink stores everything in /sw - keeps it clean and out of the way. You can also install Ruby via Fink, as well as XFree86 I think. On my iBook I, too, went install-happy: I’ve all of KDE, including KOffice, on my iBook :wink:

Anyway, even though I have X installed (which I don’t really need)
I am going to use the Terminal for a while, and it still runs ruby 1.6.7.

The terminal is just a place to run a “shell” such as /bin/ksh or /bin/sh. The shells use a PATH variable to determine which directories to look in for executables - use the command “set” to see all variables known to the shell.

How do I get it to run ruby 1.8? I would like to keep 1.6.7
as backup for a while, till I’m sure things are ok with 1.8.

Whatever directory it is in, you can specify it exactly: /usr/bin/ruby-1.8/bin/ruby or whatever it is and run it that way. You could also move it to where the ruby binary is but give it a new new: ruby-1.8 for example.

Be careful if you install ruby 1.8 that you don’t overwrite ruby 1.6…

David Douthitt
CUNA & Affiliates
UNIX Systems Administrator
LPI Level 1, Linux+
ddouthitt@cuna.coop

“David Douthitt” DDouthitt@cuna.coop wrote in message news:s007ba16.027@email1.cuna.coop

I put /sw/bin and /supp/bin in my PATH (before the path that has ruby 1.6)
in the .login file and things run OK now.

BTW, What is all the gettext stuff? Did it come with X ow something else?

(I know I should take this to comp.unix.shell if I really want to get into it.)

Thanks again for help and email.

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Fink stores everything in /sw - keeps it clean and out of the way. You can also install Ruby via Fink, as well as XFree86 I think. On my iBook I, too, went install-happy: I’ve all of KDE, including KOffice, on my iBook :wink:

Whatever directory it is in, you can specify it exactly: /usr/bin/ruby-1.8/bin/ruby or whatever it is and run it that way. You could also move it to where the ruby binary is but give it a new new: ruby-1.8 for example.

Be careful if you install ruby 1.8 that you don’t overwrite ruby 1.6…

David Douthitt
CUNA & Affiliates
UNIX Systems Administrator
LPI Level 1, Linux+
ddouthitt@cuna.coop