Ruby 1.9.2 Final Build for Ubuntu, Kubuntu Maverick (10.10) Uploaded to Launchpad PPA

Sometime back I added the final ruby 1.9.2 build for Ubuntu Lucid. I have recompiled the same for Maverick today and have uploaded it to the ppa. Along with the ruby1.9.2 packages I have uploaded the ruby-default package too. This setups the update-alternatives system for different ruby versions. Read more about it here. Continue reading

Ruby 1.9.2 Final Build for Ubuntu Lucid Uploaded to Launchpad PPA

This has been long overdue. I just updated my ruby 1.9.2 ppa to the final ruby 1.9.2 release. I borrowed the patches from the upstream maverick release and added a couple more patches to get it work on Ubuntu Lucid. The patching system has now changed from dpatch to quilt. Please download it and enjoy it and let me know if things work fine. I checked my rails applications and they all are working fine with the new release. Here are the instructions to use the Ruby 1.9.2 PPA. Continue reading

PPA Updates for Ruby 1.9.1 and Ruby 1.9.2 – Handling Ruby Versions using the update-alternatives system

I recently created PPAs for Ruby 1.9.1 and Ruby 1.9.2. The default Ruby 1.9.1 package creates binaries in /usr/bin with names like ruby1.9.1, irb1.9.1 etc. However a lot of scripts depend on /usr/bin/ruby and /usr/bin/irb which are provided by Ruby1.8. Hence when I created the PPA for ruby1.9.1, I hardcoded the symlinks – /usr/bin/ruby1.9.2 => /usr/bin/ruby etc. Continue reading

Launchpad PPA for Installing Super Mario clone Mega Mario on Ubuntu

Who doesn’t love Super mario? 🙂 This Super Mario Clone => Mega Mario runs decently well on Linux. Though I am not into gaming anymore, I do love to play ‘the classic games’ once in a while :). And I don’t like to install the “make install” way. I like packages – deb/rpm. So I have packaged Mega Mario and added it to my PPA. Install it and Enjoy it. Continue reading

Launchpad PPA for Ruby and Ruby Bindings with the Base Version as 1.9.1

I have started working on a Ruby on Rails project and am using Rails 3.0 as the base version. Rails 3.0 can be installed either with Ruby 1.8.7 or Ruby 1.9.1. I decided to go along with 1.9.1. However I soon found out that a lot of ruby-bindings have not been updated to support Ruby 1.9.1. I did not want a system with both Ruby 1.8.7 and Ruby 1.9.1 versions. Continue reading