Installation Problems


#1

I’m new to ruby, and attempting to install it for the first time.
Running as root under CentOS 4, I downloaded the sources, configure,
make, and make install, all with no apparent errors.

However, whenever I attempt to run it, I get this:

-bash: /usr/bin/ruby: No such file or directory

I assume that I’m missing something fairly obvious, but I don’t know
where.

Help?


#2

Patryk Soika wrote:

Help?

How are you trying to run it? Maybe it isn’t installed at /usr/bin/ruby.
Try:

whereis ruby

and/or

which ruby

To see where it is installed and which location bash is trying to use.
Also, might there have been an older/default installation of Ruby that
is messing it up?

-Justin


#3

“whereis ruby” returns
ruby: /usr/bin/ruby /usr/lib/ruby /usr/local/bin/ruby
/usr/local/lib/ruby

“which ruby” returns
/usr/local/bin/ruby

Interestingly enough, on a whim, I just copied the program file into
/usr/bin and it seems to be working. There was an older version
installed that rails didn’t like, but that had been removed completely.

Justin C. wrote:

whereis ruby

and/or

which ruby

To see where it is installed and which location bash is trying to use.
Also, might there have been an older/default installation of Ruby that
is messing it up?

-Justin


#4

Justin C. wrote:

Just make sure you are running the version you expect with

ruby -v

1.8.4, latest and greatest.

Everything seems to be okay, now. I’ll test it a little harder later in
the week.

Thanks a lot for your help!

-P


#5

Patryk Soika wrote:

installed that rails didn’t like, but that had been removed completely.

Just make sure you are running the version you expect with

ruby -v

-Justin