I just installed ruby 1.8.4 on my SUSE 10.0 box. It was slightly
convoluted so I thought I would post the solution here.
Once this runs for a day or so I will try upgrading my rails to 1.1
=== Ruby 1.8.4 on SUSE 10.0 Howto
I downloaded the src.rpm from
Then I installed it with “rpm -i ruby-1.8.4-9.src.rpm”
Then I went to /usr/src/packages/SPECS and made the below edits
diff ruby.spec.orig ruby.spec
< Patch2: ruby-1.8.4-no-eaccess.diff
I then compiled up the rpm via “rpmbuild -bb ruby.spec”
I then went to the /usr/src/packages/RPMS/i586 directory and installed
the all the various 1.8.4 rpms.
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