Yuri Kozlov wrote:
> >So I decided to try out Ubuntu on a different partition.  I built Ruby
> >1.8.3, and now in irb I can't hit the up arrow to bring up my last
> >command(s).  Is there a way to set this up?  I'm asking because I'm a
> >terrible typist and require this much-needed tool (crutch).
>
> Before building ruby, check you have installed the following packages:
> libreadline[4 or 5]-dev
> libncurses[5 or w5]-dev
>
> Regard,
> Yuri Kozlov

No, I don't think that's it.  I have both of those and using the up
arrow in a terminal works fine.  It's just irb.  Some kind of character
mapping that isn't happening?  Maybe some error during the compile that
I missed?  I'll try building again and see if I can grab any
errors/warnings.