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ruby-build

ruby-build provides a simple way to compile and install different versions of Ruby on UNIX-like systems.

Installing ruby-build

$ git clone git://github.com/sstephenson/ruby-build.git
$ cd ruby-build
$ ./install.sh

This will install ruby-build into /usr/local. If you do not have write permission to /usr/local, you will need to run sudo ./install.sh instead. You can install to a different prefix by setting the PREFIX environment variable.

Installing Ruby

To install a Ruby version, run the ruby-build command with the path to a definition file and the path where you want to install it. (A number of built-in definitions may be specified instead.)

$ ruby-build 1.9.2-p290 ~/local/ruby-1.9.2-p290
...
$ ~/local/ruby-1.9.2-p290/bin/ruby --version
ruby 1.9.2p290 (2011-07-09 revision 32553) [x86_64-darwin11.0.0]

You can use it with rbenv:

$ ruby-build 1.9.2-p290 ~/.rbenv/versions/1.9.2-p290

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011 Sam Stephenson

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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