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Quoth Kyle Schmitt:
> Does anyone know of a site that has rpms of a reasonable (at least
> 1.8) ruby for a variety of older linux distros?
> 
> I was getting ready to test some scripts on my servers, and have been
> having problems getting modern enough ruby binaries for older installs
> like Red Hat Enterprise 2.1 AS.
> 
> Given the nature of these servers it's not reasonable to upgrade them
> to a more modern OS, and these servers do not have the development
> packages on them (I found that out after attempting to build ruby on
> one such server where I could spare the cycles).
> 
> Failing finding modern ruby rpms for older distributions, can a truly
> static build of ruby work?  Adding --disable-shared --enable-static to
> ./configure doesn't seem to work (and yes, that's on a modern box :).
> 
> Thanks all.
> --Kyle

Maybe you can install the old OS on a new (or just unused) machine, install 
the development libraries, and build a (S)RPM that could be used by the 
server?

Regards,
-- 
Konrad Meyer <konrad / tylerc.org> http://konrad.sobertillnoon.com/

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