James Britt wrote:
> I have a Centos4 machine I look after.  It is *really* annoying.
> 
> What I've learned:
> 
> yum is pretty much like apt-get.  Try yum search <some name> to see 
> what's available.
> 
> Centos repos are way out of date (likely because they want to be sure 
> all items play nice)

Centos 5 is also out of date on ruby, so I always just build from source:

$ lsb_release -d
Description:    CentOS release 5.3 (Final)
$ yum info ruby.i386 |grep Ver
Version    : 1.8.5

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