At 3:33 PM +0200 5/6/08, Vladimir S. wrote:
But you need to
adjust the PATH variable at least (so that the command shell would
know where to find the jruby script).
I had done a bunch of the recent editing on the Getting Started page –
I’m sorry you fond it confusing and am glad you wrote about your
troubles. That page should be both as simple and as accurate as
As Valdimir said above executing the jruby script which starts jruby
DOES set all the environmental variables EXCEPT for JAVA_HOME (which
must be set before running jruby). Adding the JRuby bin/ directory to
your PATH environmental variable just makes it easier to execute.
If you add the jruby/bin dir to your path add it to the end of your PATH
not to the beginning. The reason is so that the ruby system scripts you
already have installed with the MRI Ruby installed in Leopard are found
first when you type their name. If you want to run the JRuby version of
rake initiate it like this:
jruby -S rake
I would have been faster without the wiki.
Thanks for the feedback. I’ve reworked the section:
It should be much shorter and simple to follown now.
Thanks Vladimir for simplifying my overly detailed prose.
I added a reminder to add the JRuby bin directory to the end of the
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