Matthew Smillie wrote:
> On May 29, 2006, at 21:56, P´┐?l Bergstr´┐?m wrote:
> 

> So, once you've installed ruby from source (which you should do, the
> version pre-installed on OSX is both old and slightly broken), you
> will find things in the following places:
> 
> /usr/bin/ruby, /usr/lib/ruby  - OSX included installations.  Do not
> touch!
> 
> /usr/local/bin/ruby           - ruby interpreter
> /usr/local/bin/irb            - interactive shell
> /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8       - libraries for ruby 1.8
> /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby - standard location for extra libraries
> you might install
> (and if you install rubygems)
> /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems      - where gems get installed
> 
> If you haven't done so to begin with, I'd suggest finding a good set
> of instructions for setting up Ruby and Rails.  This one is pretty
> comprehensive, especially when it comes to setting up paths (which is
> pretty important):
> 
> http://hivelogic.com/articles/2005/12/01/ruby_rails_lighttpd_mysql_tiger
> 
> I will warn you that in the last few months a couple of the
> cut'n'paste installation steps have gone slightly out of date - it
> ought to be simple enough to find the downloads you need from the
> URLs given, though.
> 
> As a last warning - you shouldn't put your own work (whether it's
> Rails, plain ruby, or any other language) under the /usr
> directories.  Keep it somewhere under your home directory, or you'll
> risk losing it all when you run Software Update.
> 
> best of luck,
> matthew smillie.
> 
> 
> Addendum:
> 
> On May 29, 2006, at 22:41, Austin Ziegler wrote:
>> % which ruby
>>
> 
> This will show you which version of ruby appears first in your path.
> If everything's set up correctly, it should say "/usr/local/bin/ruby".

Thanks for an excellent explanation Matthew. :-) This helps me a lot.

I installed using the hivelogic article. But as I got problems with
Eclipse and RadRails to actually create the files in Rails (as I can do
using the terminal) I got suspicious and wondered if I've done it right.

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