Ruby and ri(1) ruby information

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Thu Dec 19 21:14:59 UTC 2013

kevin at treat:~$ apt-cache policy ruby
  Installed: 4.9
  Candidate: 4.9
  Version table:
 *** 4.9 0
        500 raring/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
kevin at treat:~$ ruby -v
ruby 1.9.3p194 (2012-04-20 revision 35410) [x86_64-linux]
kevin at treat:~$ which ruby
kevin at treat:~$ which ri
kevin at treat:~$ ri -v
ri 3.9.4
kevin at treat:~$

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 12:22 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
> On 17 December 2013 05:49, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at> wrote:
>> I recently would up with a book on Ruby and got curious about it.
>> I discovered I have Ruby installed.  This was a fresh install of
>> xubuntu 13.04, so I assume it came with the distro.
>> Following the book (The Ruby Programming Language, O'Reilly) in the
>> first few pages it talks about things that come with.  Including the
>> ri command, and it gives examples.  None of them work -- they all say
>> "Nothing known about x"
>> Is there something I have done wrong?  Is there something I can do to
>> put it right?  Or is this time to file a bug?
> What do you get for
> apt-cache policy ruby
> and
> ruby -v
> and
> which ruby
> Colin
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