why apt-get install ruby1.8 on ubuntu version is patch level 36

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by chaoqun, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. chaoqun

    chaoqun Guest

    I konw that the last ruby patch is level 111, but when I use apt-get
    install ruby I installed ruby1.8 patch level 36.
    How can I upgrade it to level 111?
    Thanks.
     
    chaoqun, Feb 17, 2008
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    Tim Hunter Guest

    chaoqun wrote:
    > I konw that the last ruby patch is level 111, but when I use apt-get
    > install ruby I installed ruby1.8 patch level 36.
    > How can I upgrade it to level 111?
    > Thanks.
    >


    Pre-built packages are almost always going to be more-or-less backlevel.
    That's just the nature of things. If you want to be on the bleeding edge
    then you have to build it yourself.

    (Unless you're running into a specific problem with p36 that is fixed in
    p111, why bother? I have a rule about updating working code, and that
    rule is "don't".)

    However, assuming you need p111 for some reason, or you just want to
    start building Ruby for yourself so you can stay up to date, the easiest
    way to do so is to uninstall the version of Ruby you installed via
    apt-get, along with any other Ruby-related packages such as rubygems,
    irb, ri, or rdoc, then download the Ruby tarball and build it from scratch.

    If you haven't done so already, you'll need to apt-get install
    build-essential so you'll have the compiler, etc. Read the README file
    in the Ruby tarball for instructions on how to build Ruby.

    When you run Ruby's configure command, use the --enable-install-doc
    option to get the rdoc indexes built.

    /configure --enable-install-doc
    make
    sudo make install

    After installing Ruby, get the RubyGems tarball from the RubyGems
    project page on RubyForge. Unzip and untar the tarball and run

    sudo ruby setup.rb

    to install it. (See http://docs.rubygems.org/read/chapter/3#page13 for
    more info.)

    --
    RMagick: http://rmagick.rubyforge.org/
    RMagick 2: http://rmagick.rubyforge.org/rmagick2.html
     
    Tim Hunter, Feb 17, 2008
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  3. chaoqun

    chaoqun Guest

    Thanks a lot, Tim. I have built my ruby p111 today with some search
    works..

    BTW, One-Click Ruby Installer on windows is p111 now.
    I'm new to Ubuntu and haven't think that ubuntu has a slower update
    than windows. -_-#
     
    chaoqun, Feb 17, 2008
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  4. chaoqun

    Tim Hunter Guest

    chaoqun wrote:
    > Thanks a lot, Tim. I have built my ruby p111 today with some search
    > works..
    >
    > BTW, One-Click Ruby Installer on windows is p111 now.
    > I'm new to Ubuntu and haven't think that ubuntu has a slower update
    > than windows. -_-#
    >


    We're lucky to have some very on-the-ball people making the One-Click
    Installer.

    --
    RMagick: http://rmagick.rubyforge.org/
    RMagick 2: http://rmagick.rubyforge.org/rmagick2.html
     
    Tim Hunter, Feb 17, 2008
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  5. On [Mon, 18.02.2008 01:04], chaoqun wrote:
    > Thanks a lot, Tim. I have built my ruby p111 today with some search
    > works..
    >
    > BTW, One-Click Ruby Installer on windows is p111 now.
    > I'm new to Ubuntu and haven't think that ubuntu has a slower update
    > than windows. -_-#


    You can't compare an unofficial program (the one-click installer) with the update policy
    of an operating system/a linux distribution.

    Besides that, Ubuntu just updates the packages on security issues and every 6 months,
    when a new version of Ubuntu is released.
    --
    Dominik Honnef
     
    Dominik Honnef, Feb 17, 2008
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  6. chaoqun

    Marc Heiler Guest

    Re: why apt-get install ruby1.8 on ubuntu version is patch l

    > You can't compare an unofficial program (the one-click installer) with
    > the update policy of an operating system/a linux distribution.


    But he can, as far as usability is concerned. The one-click installer is
    a joy to use. It does not require a lot of skills to install it.

    And on windows, in most cases, it will "just work" (tm) when you install
    it.
    --
    Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.
     
    Marc Heiler, Feb 17, 2008
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  7. Re: why apt-get install ruby1.8 on ubuntu version is patch l

    On [Mon, 18.02.2008 05:14], Marc Heiler wrote:
    > > You can't compare an unofficial program (the one-click installer) with
    > > the update policy of an operating system/a linux distribution.

    >
    > But he can, as far as usability is concerned. The one-click installer is
    > a joy to use. It does not require a lot of skills to install it.
    >
    > And on windows, in most cases, it will "just work" (tm) when you install
    > it.
    > --
    > Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.


    Of course he can compare the usability, but he clearly was complaining about
    the slow updates of Ubuntu. The One-Click-Installer and the Ubuntu/Debian
    repositories clearly have two very different aims.
    --
    Dominik Honnef
     
    Dominik Honnef, Feb 17, 2008
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  8. chaoqun

    chaoqun Guest

    Re: why apt-get install ruby1.8 on ubuntu version is patch l

    Thanks all, I think that I have a new understanding about Ubuntu and
    linux.
    I think ubuntu's update policy is quite reasonable.

    On 2ÔÂ18ÈÕ, ÉÏÎç4ʱ55·Ö, Dominik Honnef <> wrote:
    > On [Mon, 18.02.2008 05:14], Marc Heiler wrote:
    >
    > > > You can't compare an unofficial program (the one-click installer) with
    > > > the update policy of an operating system/a linux distribution.

    >
    > > But he can, as far as usability is concerned. The one-click installer is
    > > a joy to use. It does not require a lot of skills to install it.

    >
    > > And on windows, in most cases, it will "just work" (tm) when you install
    > > it.
    > > --
    > > Posted viahttp://www.ruby-forum.com/.

    >
    > Of course he can compare the usability, but he clearly was complaining about
    > the slow updates of Ubuntu. The One-Click-Installer and the Ubuntu/Debian
    > repositories clearly have two very different aims.
    > --
    > Dominik Honnef
     
    chaoqun, Feb 18, 2008
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