I have installed from source Ruby in the folder /usr/lib/ruby-1.8.2/. (I use Linux) If I do "which ruby" I get /usr/local/bin/ruby. It seems that Ruby has created the folder /usr/local/bin and filled it with ruby, irb, etc... I don't mind, this is all fine. Now my question is: when at XMAS Metz dressed like Santa will bring me Ruby 1.8.4, how should I upgrade? I was thinking do to the following: 1) Remove the folder /usr/lib/ruuby-1.8.2/ 2) Install Ruby 1.8.4 from source in /usr/lib/ruby-1.8.4/ 3) During the Installation of Ruby 1.8.4, it will overwrite automatically the folder /usr/local/bin/ with the new versions of ruby, irb, etc... I am not sure if it works automatically in this way. Can you confirm? If it doesn't happen out-of-the-box, I was thinking to create a symbolic link from /usr/local/bin to /usr/lib/ruby-1.8.4/bin/. Regarding Gem and Rails, I will probably just remove Gem's folder and reinstall it. And then just reinstall the main gems that I am using including Rails. The rails websites/application that I have done are saved elsewhere and shouldn't be affected. Is it a good approach? How will you do it?
on 2005-12-20 05:05