-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Freeze [mailto:jim / freeze.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 8:52 AM
To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
Subject: Re: Ruby install question


On Tuesday,  3 June 2003 at 23:05:17 +0900, Brian Candler wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 10:59:26PM +0900, Jim Freeze wrote:
> > My original solution was to locally do:
> > 
> >   ./configure --prefix=/path_to_ruby
> >   make
> >   cd ..
> >   tar czvf ruby.tgz ruby
> > 
> > to get a ruby.tgz bindist. Then each site just does:
> > 
> >    tar xzvf ruby.tgz
> >    cd ruby
> >    make install
> >    
> > The problem is that the --prefix for each site is not
> > guaranteed to be the same.
> 
> 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.
But, I'm not a sun expert. Will /opt always exist?

-- 
Jim Freeze
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Wait - are all these machines Sun boxes?  If so, I'd recommend using the
package at http://www.sunfreeware.com.  If not...nevermind. :)

Regards,

Dan