Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
Are there installation instructions for Mac OS X somewhere?
Log so far:
- Downloaded source files, unzipped, removed the black stuff.
- Read the README. Accordingly:
- Checked that configure was a recent copy.
- typed ./configure
- typed make
- typed make test (successful)
- typed sudo make install
(didn’t know at this stage that mac already comes with ruby
The last step probably replaced the preinstalled version if any.
I don’t really mind as the impression I get of Ruby is that it’s a
developing language and so it’s worth having the most up to date
Now the exciting bit: typed ruby.
Basically nothing happens. I can type commands but there is no prompt
the commands never return anything:
…/Languages/Ruby/ruby-1.8.3 max$ ruby
[pressed control C to escape]
Is there any more information I need to provide when compiling?
On the ruby wiki the installation instructions mention how to inform the
compiler of the location of X11, Tk, Tcl and a few other packages like
that, however make test succeeded so I doubt this. What are all the
dependencies? Why, for instance, might X11 be needed for a command line
Does any of you use Mac OS X? How do you compile? Did you have to
install any other packages first?
Best Wishes, Max