On Nov 29, 2005, at 12:46 AM, Gregory Brown wrote:

> On 11/28/05, Gavin Kistner <gavin / refinery.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 28, 2005, at 8:49 PM, Ezra Zygmuntowicz wrote:
>>>       i have been watching this thread a little bit because I  
>>> failed to
>>> get tk working on my custom built ruby on OSX tiger. If its not too
>>> much trouble would you mind summarizing the process you just
>>> figured out to get it working? I would very much appreciate it as I
>>> think many others would as well.
>>
>> I certainly would. I have Tk working by using the built-in /usr/bin/
>> ruby (which I actually renamed /usr/bin/ruby_apple to be clear), but
>> I'd love to have it working with my home-grown build in /usr/local/
>> bin/ruby
>
> If you have not yet installed 1.8.3 / 1.8.4, you shouldn't have any
> polution in your directories...

Greg is right that most of my trouble was causes by bad library  
files.  If you're not having that problem, it should be quite easy to  
get working.

The biggest gotcha I found:  TK-Aqua doesn't require X11, but Ruby/TK  
does!  It will only work if you have it installed.

James Edward Gray II