I don’t know if I post this in the right forum but I would like to
install a Ruby on Mac OSX Leopard. I know it comes stock with Leopard,
but with the dificulties there has been with Rails 2.2 and MySQL on
Leopard, it seems to be that the best way to go is just to get a new
install of Ruby.
The main problem is that MySQL is installed as 64bit and the stock Ruby
interpreter as 32 bit. I have seen solutions that say installing 32bit
of MySQL solves the problem, but I don’t want to downgrade. I have a
64bit machine, so god forbid me I want to use it the way it was
My concern however is that I don’t want to break the current stock
installation because it hangs together with RubyCocoa and consorts. But
I wan’t to be able to use my new Ruby installation in a fashionable way:
using the ruby command by just typing “ruby”, etc.
I was also wondering if I could use the stock RubyGems and others with
the new Ruby installation.
I have found: http://danbenjamin.com/articles/2008/02/ruby-rails-leopard
instructions, but I still a bit unsure what to do. If just installing
ruby would do the trick, or if I really need to reinstall RubyGems. This
is my first month walking the Mac path and I don’t want to break stuff
making my laptop completely useless and getting frustrated to fix it
I know I could install MacPorts, but I hate having software installed
twice on a system and I would like to keep everything as stock as
thank you in advance for the support and happy holidays to you all.