I haven't installed this myself (I compiled mine) so I can't tell you 
about zlib, but here's a binary installer of 1.8.0:

http://homepage.mac.com/digibren/FileSharing1.html

David

On Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at 05:36  PM, Albert Chou wrote:

>
>
> OS X will only have a compiler if either the Apple Developer Tools have
> been installed (a free but huge download if necessary) or the user has 
> a
> third-party compiler installed (though I doubt you'd want to automate
> using one, such as CodeWarrior).  Dunno about zlib, I'm not at home on
> my Mac.
>
> Al
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Carrera [mailto:dcarrera / math.umd.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 2:33 PM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Re: Ruby Download options
>
> Alright, good to know.  I have mentioned that on the website.  This
> brings up another=20
> point:
>
> Does Mac OS X have zlib?  Does the one-click Windows installer provide
> zlib?
>
> I now that OS X comes with Ruby, but it won't be version 1.8.0, 
> correct?
> Does OS X=20
> come with everything needed to compile Ruby?  I imagine it does not.
>
> Cheers,
> Daniel.
>
> On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 04:42:21PM -0600, Lyle Johnson wrote:
>> Daniel Carrera wrote:
>> =20
>>> Q1:  Am I right to assume that Ruby 1.8.0 should provide zlib in 
>>> all=20
>>> platforms?
>> =20
>> Well... The 'zlib' extension module depends on the zlib library=20
>> (http://www.gzip.org/zlib) being installed at build time. I think this
>
>> is pretty much a given on Linux, but probably not so for other flavors
>
>> of Unix (say, Solaris). For those platforms, one would want to 
>> first=20
>> download and install the zlib library, *then* configure, build and=20
>> install Ruby 1.8.0. Otherwise the Ruby build will just skip over 
>> the=20
>> build and installation of the 'zlib' extension module.
>
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