nobu / ruby-lang.org wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> At Sat, 15 Jul 2006 08:40:06 +0900,
> Steven R. wrote in [ruby-talk:202047]:
>> Per my original post, my path already includes the path:
>>
>> Alpha:~ srummel$ echo $PATH
>> /usr/local/mysql/bin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin
>> Alpha:~ srummel$ ruby -v
>> ruby 1.8.2 (2004-12-25) [powerpc-darwin8.0]
>> Alpha:~ srummel$ /usr/local/bin/ruby -v
>> ruby 1.8.4 (2005-12-24) [powerpc-darwin8.7.0]
>> Alpha:~ srummel$
>>
>> Is there some other issue involved?
> 
> /usr/local/bin is after /usr/bin.  The order is significant.
> 


Thank you for your reply - I updated my .bash_profile and it worked great.

I am still trying to work out why changing .profile did nothing, but 
changing .bash_profile worked.

I suppose the important thing was, my system works now.

Thanks to all for their time and assistance.