Ruby Enterprise Edition (ree-1.8.7) on FreeBSD using RVM
So I was looking around for instructions on how to install Ruby Enterprise Edition on FreeBSD using RVM (Ruby Version Manager).
I found this, but it didn't seem to work for me, however let it be known I did use it as a basis for this step-by-step!
Please note that although this will work, there are certain parts that could probably be done better. Any advice, idea, suggestion is very appreciated.
NOTE: This DID NOT work for me for ree-1.8.7-2011.03. It only works for ree-1.8.7-head- in a different post I'll show how to install Ruby 1.9.2
So after some fiddling around I finally managed to get the steps down that best worked for me and decided to share them with anyone else struggling.
RVM cannot be installed on the csh, you'll need bash for that. So let's go ahead and install bash along with some other programs we'll need along the way:
pkg_add -r git bash curl
Now that we have bash, let's make sure we login everytime using that.
add the lines:
setenv SHELL /usr/local/bin/bash /usr/local/bin/bash
exit and re-login to make the changes take effect.
Now we're in bash:
bash < <(curl -s https://rvm.beginrescueend.com/install/rvm) echo 'source /usr/local/rvm/scripts/rvm -v > /dev/null' >> ~/.bashrc
The commands above will download RVM and make sure it's started every time we're in bash. The > /dev/null will simply redirect the output of rvm -v to /dev/null so it won't be displayed every time you login. This is ugly, but yes it works.
once again exit and re-login to make the changes take effect.
Let's make sure it works, try the following:
type rvm | head -1
You should get:
rvm is a function
That's it! RVM is now installed and ready.
Installing Ruby Enterprise Edition:
Before we can go ahead and install Ruby Enterprise Edition we need a regular version of ruby installed. The easiest way to go about this is installing ruby from the packages.
pkg_add -r ruby
Also for the compilation to go through we'll need autoconf and automake installed from ports:
cd /usr/ports/devel/autoconf;make install clean
-took less than a minute
Now install automake:
cd /usr/ports/devel/automake;make install clean
-also took less than a minute
Before installing Ruby Enterprise Edition install iconv:
rvm pkg install iconv
Now go ahead and install Ruby Enterprise Edition:
rvm install ree-1.8.7-head --with-iconv-dir=$rvm_path/usr
-took about 2 minutes
When it's done check that it installed succesfully:
you should get:
rvm rubies => ree-1.8.7-head [ i386 ]
the => indicates that this is the default Ruby version that the system will use. If you do NOT see the => then that is not the version your system is using. That's easy to fix however, just type:
rvm --default use ree-1.8.7-head
you should see:
Double check by doing:
you should get:
ruby 1.8.7 (2011-02-18 patchlevel 334) [i386-freebsd8.2]
That's it! Ruby Enterprise Edition is installed!