Forum: Ruby on Rails Re: Why Does Ruby on Debian Blow?

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8716cce9a7b721786e5425b8cc1f9951?d=identicon&s=25 Sean Lynch (Guest)
on 2006-05-03 18:58
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It will install the latest version available to you, depending on your
choice of debian repositories.

Use synaptic, or search your apt-cache to find the name of the latest
version and install a newer version.

I think stable has 1.8.2 currently.

If you need to add new repositories, you can. then apt-get update, and
search for the 1.8.4 version of Ruby.

Debian always prefers stability of package selection over cutting
edge. If you always want the latest, I would suggest Fedora, but that
way lies the infamous "rpm hell", and why I haven't touched Red Hat
since the late nineties.

http://jaqque.sbih.org/kplug/apt-pinning.html has a way to keep
stable, yet install packages from testing when you want to.
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SuSE is RPM based, but yast handles dependencies pretty well.
For Suse the current stable version of 10.0 lets you install 1.8.2,
but suse rpm's are available here for 1.8.4:
SuSE Yast:
http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/SL-OSS-f...

SuSE Yum:
http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/SL-OSS-f...

They show version 1.8.4.16 from April 29th as being the latest for 586:
http://mirrors.kernel.org/opensuse/distribution/SL...

-Sean
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