> You could create a symbolic link in /usr/bin:
> 
> sudo ln -s /usr/local/mysql/ruby /usr/bin/ruby
> 
> Then whereis would work as you expect it to.

Most cool, so let me make sure i have this correct..

i go to my /usr/bin dir
#>cd /usr/bin

then i execute the command
#>sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin
or is it
#>sudo ln -s /usr/bin /usr/local/bin

So that if /user/bin is searched it might find my ruby1.8 in /usr/local/bin

I've screwed up enuf to make sure first!

:P