Ruby upgrade

Al Gordon runlevel7 at
Mon Mar 13 15:22:06 UTC 2006

On 3/12/06, Paul Thompson <ubantu001 at> wrote:
> Hi Al,
> Thank you for all the help so far. One last question, into what
> dictionary do I install the deb or does it just know what to do? Will
> I land up with both the old and the new versions of Ruby? Will Rails
> still know where to look to find the new version of Ruby?
> Lastly, are you running Radrails as a stand alone or as an Eclipse
> plug-in? Do you have an opinion on this?
> Thank you for your patience.
> Regards,
> Paul

By dictionary, I'm assuming you mean directory.

One of the things that a packaging system does is make sure that
software gets installed into appropriate directories.  The 'dpkg'
program is part of the packaging system that Ubuntu uses (apt and/or
aptitude being the other part) and will make sure that no matter what
directory you install a .deb file from, it will unpack/install the
files into th eappropriate location.

A good place to start looking for information about how software is
installed on Ubuntu systems is the UserDocumentation wiki at  Specifically, you can
check the Installing Software portion

Keep posting if you encounter any problems with the Ruby upgrade, and
we'll see if we can walk you through the steps required in getting
them fixed.


  -- AL --

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