On Jan 6, 2005, at 12:56 AM, jotto wrote:

> I have Mac OS X 10.3 or Panther if you will. I am looking for
> clarification on upgrading Panther's built in Ruby to the latest
> version. I have tried downloading, configuring, making, making
> install... but then what. That's where the tutorials go dry. How do I
> run the install, or is the install run when you type make install? When
> I type ruby -v at the shell I still get 1.6.8!

When you installed, did you install into /usr/local/bin? If so, is it 
in your path (probably not by default).

Try running /usr/local/bin/ruby -v

If that's now 1.8.2, you can add /usr/local/bin to the front of your 
path.

On my box, I install 1.8.2 directly into my home directory by 
specifying a prefix when I build it:

    ./configure --prefix=/Users/dave/ruby_1.8
    make
    make install

I then add /Users/dave/ruby_1.8/bin to the front of my path, and run it 
from there.