On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 12:13 PM, Tom Ha[email protected] wrote:
Thanks for your answer.
The thing is, I’m a n00b in Linux as well (and therefore not used to
compile stuff, etc.).
Is it really not possible to update Ruby on my Ubuntu machine to a
specific patch level, simply using a terminal command?
Assuming you mean via apt-get or it’s brethren, no. You’re limited to
what the Ubuntu/Debian maintainer has decided to package.
And I’m pretty sure that for 9.04 you’re only going to find 1.8.7
I need to upgrade to “ruby 1.8.6-p369” (version 1.9 is not yet
The only way to get control at this level is to install from source.
It’s really not that hard, google will provide lots of help.
On the other hand, I’m not sure that the bigdecimal DOS bug is really
that much of an exposure. Unless I misunderstood him, Charlie Nutter
(of JRuby fame) posted somewhere that Java has had the same issue for
quite some time.