[LRUG] Setting up Ruby + Gems + Rails on OS X

Tim Cowlishaw tim at timcowlishaw.co.uk
Wed Dec 9 03:07:47 PST 2009

at the moment Homebrew, with Ruby Enterprise Edition installed through  
it, and gems installed through REE's rubygems  into /usr/local  
(chmodded so that i don't have to sudo for any installations with  
homebrew or gems). I really can't recommend homebrew highly enough,   
btw. It's young, but very stable, and trivial to add packages for  
software that doesn't currently have an installation recipe.



On 9 Dec 2009, at 11:03, Chris Lowis wrote:

>> Thoughts ?
> I just use the OS X ruby out of the box. I've started managing other
> things with Homebrew (http://wiki.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/) and it
> seems to work really well so far. Installing the RMagick gem was
> pretty trivial - I remember that being a real headache a year or so
> ago when I last tried it.
> Cheers,
> Chris
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Anthony Green <Anthony.Green at bbc.co.uk 
> > wrote:
>> I spent a good hour of yesterday evening debugging a gems problem  
>> on a
>> colleagues laptop.
>> It made me wonder whether there's a general consensus amongst  
>> LRUGers on
>> what's the best way to manage Ruby + Gems + Rails on OS X ?
>> For myself I've 'fallen back' to using MacPorts, since it seems to
>> accommodate a growth in need (counchDB etc) quite well.
>> Thoughts ?
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