I previously installed Ruby 1.8.7 locally on my HP-UX Unix system,
compiling it without any troubles (following the compilation
instructions worked perfectly the first time).
I’ve now tried multiple times to do the same with Ruby 2.0.0, and it
blows up catastrophically every time.
If I try to do a compiled installation following the README
instructions, the Makefile breaks with all sorts of arcane messages.
I’m not a C or Make expert, so I have no idea how to resolve these
problems, or even what they are referring to. Doing Google searches on
the particular diagnostic messages make issues has produced zilch.
I next thought about installing RVM, with the hopes that all these awful
arcane problems would go away. But now they want me to install curl
(whatever that is) and directly install from the Internet (which I don’t
have access to from the UNIX side). I don’t have permissions to do
anything other than a local installation, since this is my company’s
Any suggestions on how to proceed? I am extremely busy at work,
desperately need the new version of Ruby, and don’t have a week to try
and smoke out these unfathomable installation problems - I need Ruby
installed cleanly and quickly and locally, on a machine that I not an
Is there a suggested route for newbies like me?