Ruby 1.8.4 on Debian stable


#1

Has anyone managed to find a nice and easy way of upgrading to Ruby
1.8.4
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.

Cheers,

Tom


#2

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:

http://jaqque.sbih.org/kplug/apt-pinning.html

Good luck,
Bradley Taylor


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