On 2005-11-22, Eric H. email@example.com wrote:
On Nov 21, 2005, at 10:32 PM, Todd wrote:
So I decided to try out Ubuntu on a different partition. I built Ruby
1.8.3, and now in irb I can’t hit the up arrow to bring up my last
command(s). Is there a way to set this up? I’m asking because I’m a
terrible typist and require this much-needed tool (crutch).
Sounds like you’re missing libreadline
Look in ext/readline/mkmf.log to see why Ruby misses it.
Usually headerfiles are not found. Can’t imagine Ubuntu doing something
special with them, tho.
in Ruby may also tell you something extra. On the command line
might help you. Finally, check whether you are running the Ruby you
you are running,
type -a ruby
and ruby -v for all of them if it’s more than one.