Gem update question

Hi, I have 2 questions:
Running on Win XP BTW.

  • when I run gem update I get prompted ‘Select which gem to install for
    your platform (i386-mswin32)’. It then list a few choices for each gem,
    usually the past 4 or 5 version in 2 flavors: win32 or ruby.
    My question is which one should I choose? I tried the ruby version for
    some, the win32 for others. Sometimes I get errors choosing one or the
    other.

  • how can i update gem and ruby themselves? Can I use gem itself?

Thanks!

Le samedi 25 novembre 2006 15:07, Steve D. a écrit :

Hi, I have 2 questions:
Running on Win XP BTW.

  • when I run gem update I get prompted ‘Select which gem to install for
    your platform (i386-mswin32)’. It then list a few choices for each gem,
    usually the past 4 or 5 version in 2 flavors: win32 or ruby.

This happens when the gem contains a C extension. The gem can embed
either the
C source code, or a precompiled version.

My question is which one should I choose? I tried the ruby version for
some, the win32 for others. Sometimes I get errors choosing one or the
other.

Choose the “win32” version. The “ruby” version needs a compiler to be
properly
installed (in fact, it needs the same compiler than the one used to
compile
ruby) .

  • how can i update gem and ruby themselves? Can I use gem itself?

gem search -r gem

rubygems-update (0.9.0, 0.8.11, 0.8.10, 0.8.8, 0.8.6, 0.8.5, 0.8.4,
0.8.3,
0.8.1, 0.8.0) RubyGems Update GEM

Ruby itself cannot be upgraded that way. It would be nice !

Merci Olivier - Brilliant answers :smiley:

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