This is with the Ruby that ships with 10.4 (Tiger). We haven't tried building our own Ruby on this platform yet. The problem is that the .h header files are in /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/universal-darwin8.0, while the library files are bundles in /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/powerpc-darwin8.0 which makes sense. But the extfile build system seems to look in powerpc-darwin8.0, but not universal... -- the RUBY_PLATFORM var is set to "powerpc-darwin8.0". Should we build our own Ruby? Is there a way to configure our build system to use /usr/bin/ruby? What if we want to build and use a fat ruby? Thanks, Eric
on 2006-02-06 20:09
on 2006-02-06 20:19
When you (or Apple, in this case) configure and build Ruby, Ruby records the location of its header files. If you later try to build an extension, extconf.rb expects to find those header files in the same place. However, Apple in its wisdom chose not to put them there. Some folks have been satisfied to create symlinks for the header files in /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/powerpc-darwin8.0, which works. Most folks, I think, are simply building their own Ruby. It's not hard or time-consuming.
on 2006-02-07 20:41
The weird part of this, btw, is that this problem doesn't show up with gcc 3.x on Tiger, but it does with gcc 4. I have no idea why.
on 2006-02-07 21:04
Thanks, rm I agree that it isn't hard to build my own Ruby. The problem here is that this is part of a large build process done by several developers on many machines. So in other words, building our own Ruby should be SOP for each new Mac we bring in.
on 2006-02-09 07:13
> Some folks have been satisfied to create symlinks for the header files > in /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/powerpc-darwin8.0, which works. Most folks, I > think, are simply building their own Ruby. It's not hard or > time-consuming. Where are the header files located generally? James
on 2006-02-09 07:18
On 2/6/06, Eric Promislow <email@example.com> wrote: > powerpc-darwin8.0, but not universal... -- the RUBY_PLATFORM > var is set to "powerpc-darwin8.0". > > Should we build our own Ruby? Is there a way to configure our build > system to use /usr/bin/ruby? What if we want to build and use a fat > ruby? > during the ./configure stage, specify --prefix=/usr and it will install in /usr/bin/ruby and replace the stock ruby. i.e. ./configure --prefix=/usr make sudo make install done. aaronk@Mini % which ruby ~ /usr/bin/ruby cheers.