Welcome list, I am new to this and to ruby :-)
I want to start ruby and use it instead of php where it is possible to 
write small and medium sized web applications using sql and xml. i 
tried that in php but was not happy with the object orientation.

I hope that ruby will force me into more oop-like coding style and 
enable more possibilities - I once did java for a short period

Can one hand me over some tutorial/documentation links how to set up 
ruby/eruby and configure apache on Mac OS X? apache is already running:
http://ionas.homeunix.org/

I was following the following information:
http://modruby.net/en/index.rbx/mod_ruby/install.html#label-0

ionas:~/Desktop/eruby-1.0.5 ionas$ ./configure.rb 
--with-apxs=/usr/sbin/apxs --enable-shared
checking whether we are using gcc... yes
checking Ruby version... 1.6.8
checking for default charset... iso-8859-1
checking whether enable shared... yes
creating config.h
creating Makefile
ionas:~/Desktop/eruby-1.0.5 ionas$ make
gcc -g -Os -pipe -no-cpp-precomp -fno-common -DHAVE_INTTYPES_H   -pipe 
-pipe -Wall -I. -I/usr/lib/ruby/1.6/powerpc-darwin7.0 -c eruby_lib.c
ar rcu liberuby.a eruby_lib.o
cc -g -Os -pipe -no-cpp-precomp -fno-common -DHAVE_INTTYPES_H   -pipe 
-pipe -Wall -I. -I/usr/lib/ruby/1.6/powerpc-darwin7.0 -dynamic -bundle 
-undefined suppress -flat_namespace  -L/usr/lib eruby_lib.o \
          -ldl -lobjc -o liberuby.bundle.1.0.5
gcc  -L/usr/lib eruby_logo.o eruby_main.o -L. -leruby 
/usr/lib/ruby/1.6/powerpc-darwin7.0/libruby.a -ldl -lobjc -o eruby
gcc: /usr/lib/ruby/1.6/powerpc-darwin7.0/libruby.a: No such file or 
directory
make: *** [eruby] Error 1
ionas:~/Desktop/eruby-1.0.5 ionas$


There simply is no libruby.a - how do I get that libary now? how can I 
compile it from where?


ionas:/usr/lib/ruby/1.6/powerpc-darwin7.0 ionas$ ls -ha
.               dln.h           node.h          rubyio.h        util.h
..              env.h           pty.bundle      rubysig.h       
version.h
config.h        etc.bundle      rbconfig.rb     sdbm.bundle
defines.h       fcntl.bundle    re.h            socket.bundle
digest          intern.h        regex.h         st.h
digest.bundle   nkf.bundle      ruby.h          tkutil.bundle


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