On 7/29/06, Sche Daniel <uval / rz.uni-karlsruhe.de> wrote:
> yes, ruby is a part of the distribution
> there seems to be a problem with irb (it doesn't start)
> that's why I am trying to install it from sources
> most of the time I am working on my Linux box and I simply like to
> build software I use from sources :)
>

That's very odd. I've installed Cygwin with Ruby on several Win XP
machines, and never had any problems with ruby or irb. Maybe you need
to reinstall cygwin?