Xeno Campanoli wrote:
> My box has a 2.6.9-55.0.6.EL kernel, but Centos only wants to give me a
> 1.8.1 ruby, and yum doesn't see an eruby.  Yum did get an erb, but it
> looks to me like that is old hat.  Can I just treat the erb as eruby and
> put it in my cgi-bin (the directions for eruby install in my pickaxe
> says put it in the cgi-bin)?  Or even better, does someone know an RPM
> that is known to work?  I googled a link for a Fedora core one, but I
> would like one that is known to go well on this Centos.  I pulled down
> the tar.gz file thing from a site and it is complaining when I run the
> configure.rb file that there are missing headers (presumably mkmf.rb).
> 
> xc

How bad would the impact be if you upgraded to CentOS 5? It has Ruby
1.8.6, I think, and IIRC it has Rake and RubyGems as well, so you can
pull in all the Ruby packages you need. I've forgotten which Fedora
corresponds to CentOS/RHEL 4, but 1.8.1 is IMHO a hopelessly ancient Ruby.