On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 11:51:51PM +0900, Jim Freeze wrote:
> > A lateral answer which is probably not what you want: but if you configure
> > it to install in /opt/ruby (say), then before installation on the target
> > machine you can make a symlink from /opt/ruby to wherever it should
> > permanently live.
> 
> My initial knee jerk response is that /opt/ruby is not guaranteed to exist.

Call it /foo/bar if you like. Just on the target machine, create it as a
symlink to where you want it (i.e. mkdir /foo; mkdir /path/to/targetdir;
ln -s /path/to/targetdir /foo/bar) before unpacking your tarball.

Regards,

Brian.