Ruby-3.1.2

Introduction to Ruby

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

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Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the book.

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP): https://cache.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/3.1/ruby-3.1.2.tar.xz

  • Download MD5 sum: e2c35af69d1f94e8634f38c80e809c0d

  • Download size: 14 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: 612 MB (add 1.1 GB for C API docs)

  • Estimated build time: 2.2 SBU (using parallelism=4; add 7.5 SBU for tests; add 0.8 SBU for C API docs)

Ruby Dependencies

Optional

Berkeley DB-5.3.28, Doxygen-1.9.4, Graphviz-4.0.0, libyaml-0.2.5, Tk-8.6.12, Valgrind-3.19.0, and DTrace

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

Installation of Ruby

Install Ruby by running the following command:

./configure --prefix=/usr   \
            --enable-shared \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/ruby-3.1.2 &&
make

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

make capi

To test the results, issue: make check. There are over 21,000 tests. Some tests related to ipv6 may indicate errors. If the tests are run in a directory that has a world writable component (e.g. /tmp) then several additional tests may fail. A few tests may fail due to system configuration expectations.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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

--disable-install-doc: This switch disables building and installing rdoc indexes and C API documents.

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

--disable-install-capi: This switch disables building and installing C API documents.

Contents

Installed Programs: bundle, bundler, erb, gem, irb, racc, rake, rbs, rdbg, rdoc, ri, ruby, and typeprof
Installed Libraries: libruby.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/ruby-3.1.0, /usr/lib/ruby, /usr/share/doc/ruby-3.1.2 and /usr/share/ri

Short Descriptions

bundle

creates bundles of Ruby Gems

bundler

manages an application's dependencies throughout it's lifecycle

erb

is a command line front-end for eRuby, which provides a templating system for Ruby

gem

is the command for RubyGems, which is a sophisticated package manager for Ruby. This is similar to Python's 'pip' command

irb

is the interactive interface for Ruby

rake

is a make-like build utility for Ruby

rdbg

is an interactive debugger for Ruby

rdoc

generates Ruby documentation

ri

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

ruby

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

libruby.so

contains the API functions required by Ruby