Omar Abdel-Wahab

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Ruby 1.8.4 on Ubuntu

09 May 2006

I tried installing Ruby and Rails on Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy), I followed exactly what was written in the article: http://fo64.com/articles/2005/10/20/rails-on-breezy

But I ran into trouble with Rails after the installation, Rails said: “Rails does not work with Ruby version 1.8.3”.

After some search and a friend’s help, it appears that you have to do the following BEFORE you follow what’s in the article: download your architecture-specific packages from:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/dapper/interpreters/ruby1.8

Then

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dpkg -i
for both packages.

Finally

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apt-get install rails

Now you have Ruby 1.8.4 on Ubuntu.

Enjoy!

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