Try 'sudo gem install rvm'

This will put the rvm-install in your path.

-Jonathan Nielsen

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 3:40 PM, Walton Hoops <walton / vyper.hopto.org> wrote:
> On 4/30/2010 2:22 PM, Xeno Campanoli / Eskimo North and Gmail wrote:
>> Walton Hoops wrote:
>>> On 4/30/2010 1:36 PM, Xeno Campanoli / Eskimo North and Gmail wrote:
>>>> I tried installing a bunch of ruby 1.9 stuff on my Ubuntu laptop last
>>>> night, but my default ruby is still 1.8.7. Anybody know a regular
>>>> method for setting to 1.9 on Ubuntu? Perhaps this is an Ubuntu
>>>> question, but presumably the best way is not always the Ubuntu
>>>> way...???
>>> The Ubuntu way is to run 'sudo update-alternatives --config ruby' and
>>> 'sudo update-alternatives --config rubygems', or instead of calling Ruby
>>> scripts with 'ruby', call them with 'ruby1.9' when you want them run
>>> in 1.9.
>>>
>>> Another solution that is available is Ruby Version Manager (RVM). I've
>>> never used RVM, so I can't say anything for or against it.
>>> http://rvm.beginrescueend.com/
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Thank you. That didn't get me there, but I really appreciate the
>> quick response, and that actually helps me in some other areas.
>>
>> I got this:
>>
>> root@rockhopper:~# update-alternatives --config ruby
>> update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for ruby.
>> root@rockhopper:~# update-alternatives --config rubygems
>> update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for rubygems.
>> root@rockhopper:~#
>>
>> rvm in that guise is not on my apt purvey. I appreciate the
>> suggestions. Perhaps if it's this hard it's better to wait for the OSs
>> to upgrade themselves anyway. I just noticed the CentOS we use is way
>> back to ruby 1.8.5. I sure hope we stop using CentOS soon. It is a
>> dog, and wastes a lot of our time. Debian family stuff has it's
>> problems, but for my work it seems to always come out as superior.
>>
> Ugh. I just assumed that Ruby would be managed through the
> alternatives. This is why I run from source.
>
> The lazy man's solution to your problem is to simply change the symbolic
> link 'ruby' in /usr/bin to point to 'ruby1.9' instead of 'ruby1.8' (the
> same would need to be done for rubygems. Make sense?
>
>