Installing Ruby on Linux
How do I install ruby on linux, what is the cmd to get the the desktop
are you SSHing into linux or are you infront of the workstation with a GUI?
Most distros come with ruby installed as standard. Try typing 'which ruby' and see if you get an answer.
_i think under Ubuntu you won't have it installed
_as mentioned type 'which ruby' in your terminal and if you see something like /usr/bin/which: no ruby in (...) then you need to obtain it
_if installed type 'ruby -v' in your terminal to see which version
_something akin to the following should see you right
$ tar -xvzf ruby-1.8.3.tar.gz
go into the directory and configure your build
$ cd ruby-1.8.3
then run make and test if you wish
$ make test
$ sudo make install
_now, try 'ruby -v' once more and see what it returns. I am running SuSE 10.1 so it is all nicely set for me but i believe the above should help you out
can you synaptic it?
Originally Posted by thebillionaire
also, iirc, debian doesn't install some useful package - so you have to install it separately. i'll check my notes tonight. not sure if this impacts ubuntu.