How to move ruby from /usr/bin/ to /usr/local/bin/ on OSX Snow leopard 10.6

Hi i'm a beginner to ruby on rails and I am trying to start a tutorial
but having trouble making sure ruby is in the right place. When i use
the terminal and ask "which ruby" it comes back with /usr/bin/ whilst
I think i needs it to be in usr/local/bin but i don't know how to get
it there. There is not even a bin folder in the local area at present.
I am following these up to date installation instructions
http://hivelogic.com/articles/compiling-ruby-rubygems-and-rails-on-snow-leopard
but still can't get it in the local folder. ANy help would be very
grateful.

Regards Peter

Hi i’m a beginner to ruby on rails and I am trying to start a tutorial

but having trouble making sure ruby is in the right place. When i use

the terminal and ask “which ruby” it comes back with /usr/bin/ whilst

I think i needs it to be in usr/local/bin but i don’t know how to get

it there. There is not even a bin folder in the local area at present.

I am following these up to date installation instructions

http://hivelogic.com/articles/compiling-ruby-rubygems-and-rails-on-snow-leopard

but still can’t get it in the local folder. ANy help would be very

grateful.

Regards Peter

Peter, if you’re talking about moving the system installed Ruby, I would recommend

against this action because this is installed by the OS. Also, you do not know what

service(s) depends on it. However, I would recommend using Ruby Version Manager

(RVM) to manage your Ruby installations. Thus, you can find more information about

RVM here:

http://rvm.beginrescueend.com

Good luck,

-Conrad

Hey thanks for the help but i think i solved my problem now, I
downloaded the latest xcode and made sure i restarted the computer
before reinstalling everything, now says its in /usr/local/bin/ruby
where the the tutorial says it should be.

Peter <Peterorpete@...> writes:

Hi i'm a beginner to ruby on rails and I am trying to start a tutorial

http://hivelogic.com/articles/compiling-ruby-rubygems-and-rails-on-snow-leopard
but still can't get it in the local folder. ANy help would be very
grateful.

Regards Peter

Peter
is your $PATH set to /usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/mysql/bin:
/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin

If not it will default to usr/bin and the apple rails

you can check by typing echo $PATH

Hey thanks for the help but i think i solved my problem now, I

downloaded the latest xcode and made sure i restarted the computer

before reinstalling everything, now says its in /usr/local/bin/ruby

where the the tutorial says it should be.

Peter, you shouldn’t have to install Ruby 1.8.7 being that it comes with Mac OS

10.6. The only thing that you needed to do was upgrade Rubygems and

Rails. Thus, the instructions appear to be dated being the current version of

Rubygems is 1.3.6.

Good luck,

-Conrad