Installation Help

Trying to install ruby in my box (RHEL5) so I can type “irb” on the
terminal and start bashing away ruby stuff. I tried yum search but no
luck. Do I need to reconfigure my repository or acquire an rpm
somewhere?

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Rory Glenn Pascua <
[email protected]> wrote:

Trying to install ruby in my box (RHEL5) so I can type “irb” on the
terminal and start bashing away ruby stuff. I tried yum search but no
luck. Do I need to reconfigure my repository or acquire an rpm
somewhere?

Maybe this recent response (about Ruby and Rails on CentOS) can help

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rubyonrails-talk/h0TalohkG7U/Kr2a4Ac5mMQJ

HTH,

Peter

I recomend that you try RVM (http://beginrescueend.com/) the version of
Ruby in RHEL5 is to old∫


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On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Rory Glenn Pascua <
[email protected]> wrote:

Trying to install ruby in my box (RHEL5) so I can type “irb” on the
terminal and start bashing away ruby stuff. I tried yum search but
no
luck. Do I need to reconfigure my repository or acquire an rpm
somewhere?

Maybe this recent response (about Ruby and Rails on CentOS) can help

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rubyonrails-talk/h0TalohkG7U/Kr2a4Ac5mMQJ

HTH,

Peter

Thanks everyone

How about downloading Ruby on my Windows box? Would you guys recommend
doing this? Has anyone here have experience working on Ruby on a
Windows box? Thanks.

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 7:27 AM, Rory Glenn Pascua
[email protected] wrote:

How about downloading Ruby on my Windows box? Would you guys recommend
doing this?

No, stick to Linux – you’ll be a lot happier in the long run :slight_smile:

On 01/17/2012 09:27 AM, Rory Glenn Pascua wrote:

How about downloading Ruby on my Windows box? Would you guys recommend
doing this? Has anyone here have experience working on Ruby on a
Windows box? Thanks.

What do you hope to gain by using Windows? I’m not arguing against it
out of hand, but without knowing your goals, it’s hard to make a good
recommendation.

If all you want to do is try Ruby from within irb and you already have a
Windows box ready to go, you will probably be satisfied running Ruby
under Windows. Just be aware that there are still differences between
Windows and non-Windows environments under Ruby, so porting what you do
from one environment to the other can be difficult at times.

Otherwise, you should take the earlier advice and use RVM to install
Ruby to your RHEL5 system if you can.

-Jeremy

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 01:05:26AM +0900, Hassan S. wrote:

Hello,

On 17 Ιαν 2012, at 19:29 , Chad P. wrote:

would be an improvement over MS Windows.
Your choice is kinda wise. I installed Gentoo because of prior good
knowledge of the distribution and I had an awful lot of hassles in order
to install ruby-1.9.3. Then I did it using RVM which caused another
string of issues with fcron (my default cron deamon).

I don’t know what’s the current state of ruby in Ubuntu, Mint and other
major desktop distributions as my desktop system is MacOSX (Lion). I’m
using the MacPorts ruby version which is running with no problems at all
here.

UPDATE: By looking on the online though, FreeBSD has a kinda of similar
issues: http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=28229

[…]

Chad P. [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]

Best Regards

Panagiotis A.

Hassan S. wrote in post #1041353:

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 7:27 AM, Rory Glenn Pascua
rem[email protected] wrote:

How about downloading Ruby on my Windows box? Would you guys recommend
doing this?

No, stick to Linux – you’ll be a lot happier in the long run :slight_smile:

I was thinking the same thing. I was just curious that’s all. Thanks
for confirming my gut feelin

Jeremy B. wrote in post #1041366:

On 01/17/2012 09:27 AM, Rory Glenn Pascua wrote:

How about downloading Ruby on my Windows box? Would you guys recommend
doing this? Has anyone here have experience working on Ruby on a
Windows box? Thanks.

What do you hope to gain by using Windows? I’m not arguing against it
out of hand, but without knowing your goals, it’s hard to make a good
recommendation.

If all you want to do is try Ruby from within irb and you already have a
Windows box ready to go, you will probably be satisfied running Ruby
under Windows. Just be aware that there are still differences between
Windows and non-Windows environments under Ruby, so porting what you do
from one environment to the other can be difficult at times.

Otherwise, you should take the earlier advice and use RVM to install
Ruby to your RHEL5 system if you can.

-Jeremy

I just asked the question out of curiosity. I already went the RVM
route. Thanks for your advice.

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