Installing Ruby on Unix

I am making the leap to learn Ruby and I have tried to follow some
install instructions for installing Ruby on Unix. I am logged in as root
and have done the following:

  1. autoconf
  2. ./configure

The configure command returns the following message:
“configure: error: cannot run /bin/bash ./config.sub”

Is this a fatal error or is it just stating that the bash shell is not
used?

Can I continue with the “make” commands or should I resolve this
problem?

Need assistance: THanks!

On May 4, 2006, at 9:38 AM, Chris R. wrote:

I get the feeling that you munged something when you ran ‘autoconf’.
You shouldn’t need to run autoconf (unless maybe you grabbed ruby
from CVS). Try re-unpacking the tarball and then:

  1. ./configure
  2. make
  3. make install
    as root

On 5/4/06, Chris R. [email protected] wrote:

OK, I’ll try as you suggest.

Is there any particular place that the tar should be placed for
unpacking or does it not matter?


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It does not matter where the tar is expanded; however, for a complete
build there are some development libraries you will want to have
installed (off the top of my head, please chime in on the ones I
missed):

iconv
readline
openssl
zlib

OK, I’ll try as you suggest.

Is there any particular place that the tar should be placed for
unpacking or does it not matter?

Chris R. wrote:

OK, I’ll try as you suggest.

Is there any particular place that the tar should be placed for
unpacking or does it not matter?
Chris,
No it doesn’t matter.

Bill

GREAT!

I unpacked the archive and ran the ./configure command again. All
appears to be going well now.

Thanks Patrick and Bill for your help!

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