Hello! I have a small ppc MacMini, and I decided to try and get a nice Ruby environment on it. It shipped with 1.8.2 and no Gems. So I downloaded RubyGems and ran setup.rb. It told me: uninitialized constant Gem::Etc, which I replaced with "your Ruby is too old" in my mind (possibly incorrectly). So I downloaded Fink to get Ruby updated. Fink said that I needed OS10.5. So I downloaded older Fink that needed OS10.4, which I had. Then I ran Fink's update and it said I needed XCode. So I installed that from the DVD which came with the computer. Then Fink said: You are attempting to use the new 10.4 tree with an old version (build 5026) of the gcc 4.0 compiler, which is not supported. Please update your XCode to XCode 2.2.1 or later, and try again. So then I had to go onto an Apple website and sign up. And soon discovered that XCode 2.2.1 is at least 800MB, and XCode 3 is about 1GB. Not sure which to get, I started downloading XCode 2.3. But seeing as I have a 3GB monthly cap on my Internet, and used that all up downloading Xubuntu last week, is there a better way?? Do I really need to download almost 1GB just to get RubyGems?? Les
on 2008-10-21 10:07
on 2008-10-21 13:31
Leslie V. wrote: > Do I really need to download almost 1GB just to get RubyGems?? Macports is the go, fink unnecessary. Can't say how big the initial download is, but if you're a developer, you should install XCode anyhow. Clifford H..