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65d3c278be579f92ecf2cb8ca1a8c4fb?d=identicon&s=25 Chris Rausch (crausch)
on 2006-05-04 15:37
I am making the leap to learn Ruby and I have tried to follow some
install instructions for installing Ruby on Unix. I am logged in as root
and have done the following:

1) autoconf
2) ./configure

The configure command returns the following message:
 "configure: error: cannot run /bin/bash ./config.sub"

Is this a fatal error or is it just stating that the bash shell is not
used?

Can I continue with the "make" commands or should I resolve this
problem?

Need assistance: THanks!
E34b5cae57e0dd170114dba444e37852?d=identicon&s=25 Logan Capaldo (Guest)
on 2006-05-04 15:45
(Received via mailing list)
On May 4, 2006, at 9:38 AM, Chris Rausch wrote:

>
>
I get the feeling that you munged something when you ran 'autoconf'.
You shouldn't need to run autoconf (unless maybe you grabbed ruby
from CVS). Try re-unpacking the tarball and then:
1) ./configure
2) make
3) make install
    as root
65d3c278be579f92ecf2cb8ca1a8c4fb?d=identicon&s=25 Chris Rausch (crausch)
on 2006-05-04 15:49
OK, I'll try as you suggest.

Is there any particular place that the tar should be placed for
unpacking or does it not matter?
2c51fec8183a5d21c4e11b430beabb47?d=identicon&s=25 Patrick Hurley (Guest)
on 2006-05-04 16:04
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On 5/4/06, Chris Rausch <crausch@tsp.sheridan.com> wrote:
> OK, I'll try as you suggest.
>
> Is there any particular place that the tar should be placed for
> unpacking or does it not matter?
>
> --
> Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.
>
>

It does not matter where the tar is expanded; however, for a complete
build there are some development libraries you will want to have
installed (off the top of my head, please chime in on the ones I
missed):

iconv
readline
openssl
zlib
453336cfba0446c4eb97ee925324517d?d=identicon&s=25 William Stevens (wfspoet)
on 2006-05-04 16:04
Chris Rausch wrote:
> OK, I'll try as you suggest.
>
> Is there any particular place that the tar should be placed for
> unpacking or does it not matter?
Chris,
No it doesn't matter.

Bill
65d3c278be579f92ecf2cb8ca1a8c4fb?d=identicon&s=25 Chris Rausch (crausch)
on 2006-05-04 16:26
GREAT!

I unpacked the archive and ran the ./configure command again. All
appears to be going well now.

Thanks Patrick and Bill for your help!
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