AIX 5.2 Ruby binaries or installation package

Hi All

I need help. I work for a company where I have to convince my superiors
to use Ruby, the deployment machine available is AIX 5.2. I have read
success stories of compiling Ruby 1.8.4 on AIX 5.2/5.3 .

“But I was wondering if someone was willing to make AIX 5.2 Ruby
binaries available for download, either at ruby-lang.org or someother
site.”

The reason I need binaries is

  1. I don’t have admin rights or root acccess and I am not sure if right
    compilers are available on our 5.2 system.

  2. The admin and the decision making people won’t do any build that
    involves GMake, Make or GCC. Basically they are looking for an
    installable package for Ruby 1.8.4.

“So could anyonne please help me with an installable package for Ruby
1.8.4 for AIX 5.2.”

thanks in advance
-daya

Daya S. wrote:

Hi All

I need help. I work for a company where I have to convince my superiors
to use Ruby, the deployment machine available is AIX 5.2. I have read
success stories of compiling Ruby 1.8.4 on AIX 5.2/5.3 .

“But I was wondering if someone was willing to make AIX 5.2 Ruby
binaries available for download, either at ruby-lang.org or someother
site.”

thanks in advance
-daya

Please help.

On 9/13/06, Daya S. [email protected] wrote:

Please help.

Asking merely 9 hours after you asked the first time is not a way to
engender friendly responses.

I have not yet tried to compile Ruby 1.8.5 on AIX 5.2 – my need isn’t
urgent. If I manage to get one working, though, I am considering
making a RubyForge project to host such binaries with the clear
understanding that it is going to be slow updating and only host Ruby
proper (e.g., not a sumo package – ever).

-austin

Austin Z. wrote:

On 9/13/06, Daya S. [email protected]in.invalid wrote:

Please help.

Asking merely 9 hours after you asked the first time is not a way to
engender friendly responses.

I understand that. But I am sure everyone would have experienced the
heat at work place when you are trying to convince the super powers
about Ruby or any better technology. And thats what I am facing.

I have not yet tried to compile Ruby 1.8.5 on AIX 5.2 – my need isn’t
urgent. If I manage to get one working, though, I am considering
making a RubyForge project to host such binaries with the clear
understanding that it is going to be slow updating and only host Ruby
proper (e.g., not a sumo package – ever).

-austin

I am left with a task of deploying my app on AIX 5.2 with a big NO for
compiling Ruby or anything remotely close to starting C compilers. I
know it sounds crazy, but more I have acccess to Ruby binaries for
AIX5.2 the better are my chances to demonstrate the power of Ruby and
RoR. So anybody out there who has a compiled Ruby binary for AIX5.2
please email me at ‘daya dot sharma at gmail dot com’

thanks
-daya

Hi All

I need help. I work for a company where I have to convince my superiors
to use Ruby, the deployment machine available is AIX 5.2. I have read
success stories of compiling Ruby 1.8.4 on AIX 5.2/5.3 .

That might not solve your problem but I compiled Ruby 1.8.4 yesterday
on an AIX 5.2 (./configure && make) and then the local administrator
was able to install it using “make install”.

Karl V. wrote:

Hi All

I need help. I work for a company where I have to convince my superiors
to use Ruby, the deployment machine available is AIX 5.2. I have read
success stories of compiling Ruby 1.8.4 on AIX 5.2/5.3 .

That might not solve your problem but I compiled Ruby 1.8.4 yesterday
on an AIX 5.2 (./configure && make) and then the local administrator
was able to install it using “make install”.

I did just this a few days ago on one of our dev boxes at work based on
this HOWTO[1]. I did not have admin rights, so I created an opt
directory in my home dir and included a --prefix=/home/kamal/opt on the
./configure script command line.

I did try to compile 1.8.5 but I had some compilation problems. The
version I installed is 1.8.4.

kamal

[1] http://homepage.mac.com/cjgibbons/rubyonaixhowto/t1.html

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