Playing with Ruby

This is a remake of Installing Rails 2 on Ubuntu but targeting Ruby in general and with some improvements. Essentially the same, actually, but more usable, at least for myself.

Ubuntu, like many other free operating systems, have a beautiful package management system that will track what depends on what, what is installed, what is not, what is not longer needed, which versions of each. If you tamper with it, you are asking for trouble. If you do a manual upgrade, from sources, eventually a package upgrade will downgrade your version or some other application being incompatible will not work. And once you start throwing files in /usr, you start to ask for trouble. I’ve been using this type of operating systems for years and I’ve learned this by experience.

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If you fancy Zope, on Ubuntu

If you fancy Zope getting up and running on Ubuntu takes no time. Install in the usual simple and lovely way:

sudo aptitude install zope3

and you’ll get Zope 3.3.1, and of course, all the dependencies. To create an instance run:

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