On Mar 10, 11:56     
> 2010/3/10 G Brandon Hoyt <qrpra... / gmail.com>:
>
> > The reason why built-from-source ruby lives in /usr/local is because
> > Ubuntu 'owns' the files in /usr/bin and /usr/lib.   > > packages, these packages change.    쯪> > so you are responsible for making sure they stay up to date, Ubuntu does
> > not change them.         
> > source, you can't use the packages for ruby in Ubuntu.  
> > of what you need comes automatically when you build the code from source.
>
> I couldn't agree more!       
> those versions provided by the package manager.   
> calling for trouble.      
> /usr/local and adjust either shebang in scripts or create a few
> symlinks in /usr - although I would be cautious with that already.
>
> Alternative: get a package from another source, e.g. 1.9.1.378-1:http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/ruby1.9.1http://packages.debian.org/sid/ruby1.9.1
>
> or live with a tad older version 1.9.1.243-2:http://packages.ubuntu.com/de/karmic/ruby1.9.1-full
>
> Kind regards
>
> robert
>
> --
> remember.guy do |as, often| as.you_can - without endhttp://blog.rubybestpractices.com/

Or just use Ruby Version Manager -- RVM

http://rvm.beginrescueend.com/
http://rvm.beginrescueend.com/rvm/install/