On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 01:03:54PM -0400, Bakki Kudva wrote:
> Hi,
> I am learning FreeBSD by installing it on my laptop. I would like to
> install Ruby 1.8.4 which is listed at http://www.freebsd.org/ports/ as
> follows:
> ruby-1.8.4_6,1
>    An object-oriented interpreted scripting language
>    Long description | Sources | Main Web Site
>    Maintained by: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>    Also listed in: Ruby, Ipv6
> However when I go to /usr/ports/lang/  (I installed ports off the ftp
> site) the version I see there is 1.8.2. How do I install the later
> version? Thanks for your help.

You should start by reading

I would suggest that probably the easiest method for updating your ports
tree is the Portsnap approach.  Assuming you are using 6.*, it is part
of your base system.

Read portsnap(8) for details of how to use it.  Then, when your ports
tree is up to date, you will find that Ruby 1.8.4 is available.



Daniel Bye

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