Forum: Ruby Could gems upgrade ruby itself?

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32f268d33b51d1875fd8e86b78342043?d=identicon&s=25 kernel1983 (Guest)
on 2007-04-17 11:35
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gems can install and upgrade almost everything for me!

but I wonder if it could upgrade ruby itself?

I'm using ruby 1.82(OS X pre-installed) and I'm too lazy for things
B01fdd12039d82427a4af02360ef5571?d=identicon&s=25 cammo (Guest)
on 2007-04-17 14:26
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No gems can't, but if you install Ruby with Darwin Ports you could
upgrade it just as easily as you can with gems. Ports is a package
management system, and I love it almost as much as I love gems.

1c0cd550766a3ee3e4a9c495926e4603?d=identicon&s=25 John Joyce (Guest)
on 2007-04-17 15:32
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oh, just don't be lazy.
You just need a little bit of your unix navigation skills to find the
location of Ruby in OSX
You can overwrite it, or you can leave it and install in a new, more
standard, directory.
You'll only have to write something to the Bash .profile or .bashrc
or .bash_login to set the PATH for looking for it.
If you're using any database with it, you will have to do this stuff

Just use the tutorial on Hivelogic
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