Hi, I'm running Mac OS X and I'm trying to update my version of Ruby. I downloaded 1.8.6 and installed, but typing "ruby -v" at the terminal still shows 1.8.2. How do I fix this?
on 2007-06-10 08:24
on 2007-06-10 11:15
Hi Iskaldur, assuming that the installation process went otherwise smoothly, I guess that your system doesn't know the path to look for the new ruby installation. So you might consider to create a symbolic link of a file ruby186 to the newer ruby as described here http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20011..., if you want to keep several versions of ruby. Otherwise, you could just remove the old ruby from the system and then install the newer one. http://aroundcny.com/technofile/texts/mac031004.html Best regards, Axel -------- Original-Nachricht -------- Datum: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 15:24:54 +0900 Von: iskaldur <firstname.lastname@example.org> An: email@example.com Betreff: how to update version
on 2007-06-10 14:20
iskaldur wrote: > Hi, I'm running Mac OS X and I'm trying to update my version of Ruby. I > downloaded 1.8.6 and installed, but typing "ruby -v" at the terminal > still shows 1.8.2. How do I fix this? > > Make sure you have the directory in which you installed Ruby in your PATH preceding /usr/bin. If you took the defaults during installation, that would be /usr/local/bin, so in your .profile file your PATH statement would look something like this: export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH You can find out which directory OS X is getting Ruby from by typing which ruby in Terminal.app. If you don't understand PATH and .profile, you can read about them by starting Terminal.app and typing "man bash". (I'm assuming you're using bash as your shell. New releases of OS X use bash by default.)