30 May, 2010, Runter wrote in the 1st comment:
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The question has been coming up quite a bit in non-forum places lately so I thought I'd just put this here. Anyone looking to install ruby should probably invest a little time in using the ruby version management system. It's actually far easier to get the most up to date versions of ruby deployed. It manages your various sets of gems and lets you set a default interpreter with ease. It takes care of all of the installation process too. For example, to get the latest version of the interpreter you just do "rvm install ruby-head" and after a few moments of installing, you're ready to go. It's relatively easy to install 1.8 on machines right now from packages, but it's considerably more difficult to get the latest versions of 1.9 and 1.8 side by side. This makes the process a breeze.

Here's the site:


I used the git installation process. (The first on the list.)
30 May, 2010, kiasyn wrote in the 2nd comment:
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you couldn't've posted this at a better time for me :P
30 May, 2010, Kline wrote in the 3rd comment:
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Hey thanks! I just fumbled about yesterday/this morning with realizing Debian's native version is 1.8.x and I wanted to try 1.9.1. Removed all the 1.8 branch and had to make some symlinks for my 1.9; I'll go check this out!
30 May, 2010, Runter wrote in the 4th comment:
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Oh, sorry. Here's the correct link.


Looks like I pasted the part of the page just about gems. :)
31 May, 2010, Tyche wrote in the 5th comment:
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No Windows support though.
If you are installing on Windows, all you need to do is set up a batch file pointing to a different Ruby path.

IRT your problem on RocketMud, Kline

See: http://teensymud.kicks-ass.org/forum/pos...
31 May, 2010, lockewarrior wrote in the 6th comment:
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On Windows, maybe try RubyInstaller (http://rubyinstaller.org/)

It's nifty. Gems too.
09 Jun, 2010, Noplex wrote in the 7th comment:
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If you're using Rails I would suggest installing Ruby 1.9.2 instead of 1.9.1 due to Rails 3.0 (beta) having issues. It'll save you the hassle of debugging down the road.