Hi list, I'm trying to test a gem (managed with Hoe) on my Ubuntu machine. The Ruby from the Ubuntu repos is 1.8.7, but the last version I tested this gem on was 1.8.6, where all the tests pass. Now some of the tests are failing so I need to test across multiple versions at once. Can someone point me to a decent walk-through on install and running tests against several versions of Ruby?
on 2008-12-12 15:51
on 2008-12-12 15:58
Dr. Nic wrote something about this recently. http://drnicwilliams.com/2008/12/11/future-proofin... Regards, Craig
on 2008-12-12 20:22
2008/12/12 Craig Demyanovich <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Dr. Nic wrote something about this recently. > > http://drnicwilliams.com/2008/12/11/future-proofin... > > Regards, > Craig > Thanks for that. On first running the "multiruby -e 'p 1+1'" command, it downloads 1.8.7 and 1.9.0 then starts building them, but hangs when it gets to "creating Makefile". Anybody else get this and know how to fix it? I have build-essential and ruby1.8-dev installed and the build doesn't report errors, it just hangs.
on 2008-12-13 20:34
On Dec 12, 2008, at 11:14 , James Coglan wrote: > to "creating Makefile". Anybody else get this and know how to fix > it? I have > build-essential and ruby1.8-dev installed and the build doesn't report > errors, it just hangs. ruby 1.9.0 has a makefile bug that prevents parallel builds from working correctly. You can either install one of the latest 1.9 releases , go from trunk, or cd into the build dir and type `make` to bypass the bug.  http://drnicwilliams.com/2008/12/11/future-proofin...
on 2008-12-14 04:39
> Can someone point me to a decent walk-through on install > and running tests against several versions of Ruby? I wouldn't recommending "my" way of doing it but I compile Ruby into versioned directories (from source), i.e. under /Programs/Ruby/1.9.0 for instance. A symlink will point to the version to use, to switch versions one just adjusts the symlink (and "resymlinks" in case one follows something akin to http://www.gobolinux.org/ ) However, I think pretty all Linux distributions do not enjoy this idea and instead scatter files into /usr prefix (when it comes from the "package manager" of the distribution in question), or /usr/local (if a user compiled on his own, though many people use $HOME prefix, and some even use /opt which I find extremely peculiar since I saw some distributions using pseudo-versioned dirs inside /opt i.e. "/opt/kde3" ...)