On May 4, 2006, at 9:38 AM, Chris Rausch wrote:

> I am making the leap to learn Ruby and I have tried to follow some
> install instructions for installing Ruby on Unix. I am logged in as  
> root
> and have done the following:
>
> 1) autoconf
> 2) ./configure
>
> The configure command returns the following message:
>  "configure: error: cannot run /bin/bash ./config.sub"
>
> Is this a fatal error or is it just stating that the bash shell is not
> used?
>
> Can I continue with the "make" commands or should I resolve this
> problem?
>
> Need assistance: THanks!
>
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I get the feeling that you munged something when you ran 'autoconf'.  
You shouldn't need to run autoconf (unless maybe you grabbed ruby  
from CVS). Try re-unpacking the tarball and then:
1) ./configure
2) make
3) make install
    as root