Ruby-2.2.0

Introduction to Ruby

The Ruby package contains the Ruby development environment. This is useful for object-oriented scripting.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 systemd platform.

Package Information

Ruby Dependencies

Optional

Berkeley DB-6.1.19, Doxygen-1.8.9.1, Graphviz-2.38.0, OpenSSL-1.0.2, Tk-8.6.3, and YAML-0.1.6

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/ruby

Installation of Ruby

Configure Ruby by running the following command:

./configure --prefix=/usr   \
            --enable-shared \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/ruby-2.2.0

Optionally, build the CAPI documentation by running the following commands:

cp -v template/Doxyfile.tmpl Doxyfile &&
doxygen

Compile Ruby by running the following command:

make

To test the results, issue: make test.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-shared: This switch enables building of the libruby shared library.

--disable-install-doc: This switch disables building and installing rdoc indexes and CAPI documentation.

--disable-install-rdoc: This switch disables building and installing rdoc indexes.

--disable-install-capi: This switch disables building and installing CAPI documentation.

Contents

Installed Programs: erb, gem, irb, rake, rdoc, ri, and ruby
Installed Libraries: libruby.so and libruby-static.a
Installed Directories: /usr/include/ruby-2.2.0 /usr/lib/ruby, /usr/share/doc/ruby-2.2.0 and /usr/share/ri

Short Descriptions

ruby

is an interpreted scripting language for quick and easy object-oriented programming.

irb

is the interactive interface for Ruby.

erb

is Tiny eRuby. It interprets a Ruby code embedded text file.

ri

displays documentation from a database on Ruby classes, modules, and methods.

libruby.so

contains the API functions required by Ruby.

Last updated on 2014-10-30 10:46:15 +0100