I prefer to make use of my own ruby build for the most part, and for
experimentation. I’m running Ubuntu 9.10 and I was surprised when I
had issues building ruby 1.8.7 on it.
First, I had to dig to find 1.8.7, there were no links on the main
ruby website. Meanwhile Rails recommends 1.8.7.
Then, math.c wouldn’t compile due to an error exposed by gcc4. I fixed
Once built, the unit tests failed on floats, as something was causing
the interpreter to drop decimals in floats. ie. I entered 2.6 and got
Now, 1.8.7 is built on ubuntu so I looked and it’s 1.8.7-p174. Indeed,
that does build fine. So, my question is, why doesn’t the latest 1.8.7