Ruby 1.8.4 on Debian stable

Has anyone managed to find a nice and easy way of upgrading to Ruby
on Debian stable? I’m not too adverse to installing an extra repository,
and would like to avoid compiling it myself. Stability isn’t a major
issue; this machine won’t be in ‘real’ production.

There’s nothing particularly obvious when searching Google.

I’m doing this so I can use Mongrel.



Hi Tom:

You can use a apt-pinning to only pull packages from unstable that
you need. This is useful for installing Ruby 1.8.4 and Lighttpd.
Here’s a quick guide:

Good luck,
Bradley Taylor

Rails Machine
Simplified web application deployment

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