1.9 on OS X

What is the best way to install Ruby 1.9 on Apple OS X?

The latest version in fink is 1.8.6, which I’m currently using. I did
not see this discussion in the c.l.r archives, but please feel free to
point me to them.

Jeff S. wrote:

What is the best way to install Ruby 1.9 on Apple OS X?

The latest version in fink is 1.8.6, which I’m currently using. I did
not see this discussion in the c.l.r archives, but please feel free to
point me to them.

Download the tarball from ruby-lang.org, configure, make, make install.

Make sure you’ve got /usr/local at the beginning of your $PATH, or, if
you want to use 1.9 alongside 1.8.6, use the --program-suffix= option to
append “19” to the executable names. Use “./configure --help” for more
information.

Tim H. wrote:

Make sure you’ve got /usr/local at the beginning of your $PATH, or, if
you want to use 1.9 alongside 1.8.6, use the --program-suffix= option to
append “19” to the executable names. Use “./configure --help” for more
information.

Thanks. Ordinarily, when I do that dance, I use --prefix to install
multiple versions in different directories, and to make uninstallation
feasible.

Once I have two versions installed, how do I tell (e.g.) Rails which
version to use?

On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 10:09 PM, Tim H. [email protected] wrote:

Jeff S. wrote:

What is the best way to install Ruby 1.9 on Apple OS X?
Download the tarball from ruby-lang.org, configure, make, make install.

Make sure you’ve got /usr/local at the beginning of your $PATH, or, if you
want to use 1.9 alongside 1.8.6, use the --program-suffix= option to append
“19” to the executable names. Use “./configure --help” for more information.

YMMV but i had some trouble with gem executable conflicts using the
program-suffix scheme. Also with she-bang lines in scripts.

I’ve had much less trouble with 1.9 in its own sandbox (e.g. under
/usr/local/ruby-1.9) and a little script to modify my $PATH whenever i
want to switch between 1.8 and 1.9.

And for the sake of completeness i should mention macports has a
ruby19 package (which installs with the aforementiond suffixes by
default).

Solidarity,
lasitha.

On 1 mars 09, at 17:13, Jeff S. wrote:

What is the best way to install Ruby 1.9 on Apple OS X?

MacPorts, which allows to install and use both Ruby 1.8 and Ruby 1.9
at the same time.

As already mentioned, MacPorts works fine. It gives you the option of
having separate binaries for 1.8 & 1.9 (ruby1.8 / ruby1.9, irb1.8 /
irb1.9…) or having only one (ruby, irb). But with the last option
you can’t have both versions installed at the same time, although you
can activate & deactivate ports pretty fast.

Luc H. wrote:

On 1 mars 09, at 17:13, Jeff S. wrote:

What is the best way to install Ruby 1.9 on Apple OS X?

MacPorts, which allows to install and use both Ruby 1.8 and Ruby 1.9
at the same time.

I used MacPorts to install 1.9.1 alongside 1.8 – totally painless. Then
if you want to use
irb with 1.9, simply type “irb19” in Terminal and you will be running
under 1.9.1. (Check
this using “RUBY_VERSION” in Terminal with irb running).

I’m not sure about Rails, but I simply altered my shebang line and Ruby
1.9.1 is
working in Textmate:

#!/opt/local/bin/ruby1.9

Macports installs ruby19 into /opt/local/bin along with a few other
files.

vince

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