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How do I get GEM for linux?

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This FAQ applies to: Any version.

There are no linux binaries available on the website...How do I get Gem for linux?

Since Gem has a lot of external dependencies and there are a lot of different linux distributions, many of them providing different libraries, there are usually no pre-built binaries for Gem on linux.

Instead, you are invited to get the latest sources of Gem and build it yourself.

Getting the sources:

  • if there is a source-package for a certain release, grab it, extract it, cd into the /src directory, and run
    • ./configure (optionally with some flags) and
    • make
  • if there is no source-package available get the latest and greatest sources via CVS, cd into the /src directory, and run
    • aclocal,
    • autoconf,
    • ./configure (optionally with some flags) and
    • make
by IOhannes m zmoelnig last modified 2007-12-03 01:21 PM

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