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A3ae9f39c4b2fd0fa048bfa43ca2a495?d=identicon&s=25 Thiti Panya (plemazako)
on 2009-03-11 09:01
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i install ruby 1.8.8 on ubuntu
and when i install rubygem by code are:
> wget
>tar xzvf rubygems-1.3.1.tgz
>cd rubygems-1.3.1
but i used this command is > sudo ruby setup.rb
i get error is
>/home/test/rubygems-1.3.1/lib/rubygems/version.rb:53:in `initialize': Malformed version 
number string 1.8.8.-1 (ArgumentError)
  from /home/test/rubygems-1.3.1/lib/rubygems.rb:676:in `new'
  from /home/test/rubygems-1.3.1/lib/rubygems.rb:676:in `ruby_version'
  from setup.rb:111

pls ,give comment for me what wrong in the installation rubygems
81b61875e41eaa58887543635d556fca?d=identicon&s=25 Frederick Cheung (Guest)
on 2009-03-11 11:08
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On Mar 11, 8:00 am, "" <> wrote:
> i install ruby 1.8.8 on ubuntu

Do you really want to use an unfinished, unstable version of ruby?

247cd3d37084a3d6794076207bd9fbd7?d=identicon&s=25 Bob Martens (Guest)
on 2009-03-11 14:51
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I would recommend just going with the version of Ruby Ubuntu installs
by default and running with that for now, unless there is a specific
reason to be running with 1.8.8 for you.
4b54b530caf5fdca15eb7ddced261416?d=identicon&s=25 Troy (Guest)
on 2009-03-13 12:56
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If you change line 5 of version.h from


rubygems won't complain.

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