I’ve migrated from WinXP in recent days, and I’m having trouble getting
up to speed with Ruby on Kubuntu (7.10).
My question at the moment has to do with the nature of the installation.
I installed ruby from the package manager database, using Adept. It
tells me that it’s installing 'Ruby 1.8 - the current stable version".
Not 1.85x, but 1.8. I’m offered the option of 1.9, as well. I went with
1.8 (hoping that it really was more l
Then I went looking for it. In WinXP, I got a Start menu “Ruby” entry,
with irb, etc. In Kubuntu, it appears that programs installs mostly just
get eaten up by the file system, and I get to go hunt them down. In
WinXP, Ruby sits in a single obvious directory, in root - C:\ruby. In
Kubuntu, it seems to be a ship wreck. I had to do a systematic search of
the file system to find…
One question - why? Am I supposed to KNOW that this is where things end
up? Why is it done this way?
I’m delighted with Kubuntu Linux, overwhelmingly, but I’m puzzled by
this shotgun installation. Can anyone explain the thinking behind this?
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