What's the best way to install ruby/rails on Mac OS X?

historically i have followed james duncan davidson's article
"Sandboxing Rails with Darwin Ports" :

james also offers some commentary on installing via package management
vs. by-hand.

the topic in general has been discussed a gazallion times on the (old)
list before, it might be wise to search the archives and see what you
can scare up.


Just pick one and go with it, I see no reason why you would need to use all 3. In fact you lose the whole advantage of letting a package-mgmt system run dependencie management for you when you start picking and choosing like that.