Hello team, Had anyone installed Ruby in a USB Flash Stick? I installed 1.9.1 using the vxRuby installer, which installs ruby and wxruby, in my 64GB USB memory stick. This created the following issues: 1. When I run it from a machine that already has ruby installed, I don't know from where ruby is running. 2. When I try to install any gem, it actuall go to the C-Drive instead of my USB stick. I noticed that you can tell gem where to install gems, but it is not clear to me. F:\>gem help install Usage: gem install GEMNAME [GEMNAME ...] [options] -- --build-flags [options] Options: -i, --install-dir DIR Gem repository directory to get installed gems -n, --bindir DIR Directory where binary files are located For example, since in my case for this period of time my USB is drive F, I thought that this would work, and it does...kind of: *F:\>gem install ezcrypto -i F:\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.9.1\gems *Successfully installed ezcrypto-0.7.2 1 gem installed Installing ri documentation for ezcrypto-0.7.2... Installing RDoc documentation for ezcrypto-0.7.2... *ERROR: While executing gem ... (TypeError) can't convert Pathname into String* This installs the gem but in the folder specified, but it does not creates a dir for the gem. It puts all the files in *F:\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.9.1\gems. * I was expecting something like: *F:\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.9.1\gems\ezcrypto* The other problem that you can see is installing the documentation. This appears to be a known bug because it is happening on every machine where I installed 1.9.1. For now I am not too worry about it. Comments from anyone will be appreciated. Thank you
on 2009-03-19 16:00
on 2009-03-20 16:15
Ruby Student wrote: > Had anyone installed Ruby in a USB Flash Stick? ... > 1. When I run it from a machine that already has ruby installed, I don't > know from where ruby is running. > 2. When I try to install any gem, it actuall go to the C-Drive instead of > my USB stick. I noticed that you can tell gem where to install gems, but it > is not clear to me. You should look into setting a PATH environment variable to tell the system you're working on to look for the 'ruby' and 'gem' executables on the USB stick, rather than on C:/ etc. Have a look at: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=path+environment alex
on 2009-03-20 16:26
On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 11:12 AM, Alex Fenton <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote: >> 2. When I try to install any gem, it actuall go to the C-Drive instead > http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=path+environment > > alex > > Thanks Alex!