On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 9:05 AM, John Griffiths <indiehead / gmail.com> wrote:

> Seems possible, especially using:
>
>  ./configure --prefix=/opt/ruby-1.8.7-p71
>
> To set where to install the Ruby version, I'm imagining I'd have to run
> gem --update like,
>
> /opt/ruby-1.8.7-p71/bin/gem --update

> is there something better?

I just create  files with appropriate PATH settings, like
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export RUBY_HOME=/opt/ruby-1.8.7-p71
PATH=$RUBY_HOME/bin:$PATH
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Name them sensibly, and you can just type, e.g.
prompt% . 187
to source, and voila!  No need to enter the entire path, or remember
to use a different name.

FWIW,
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