After a ton of comments privately about using Homebrew instead of Macports I decided to try it out. I did a clean install on my Macbook Pro and here are the steps I followed.
1. Install Xcode 4.6 and command line tools.
2. Open terminal and run command:
\curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s head --ruby
3. Enjoy ruby.
That is much easier. So much easier! Apparently rvm head will install Homebrew, all the required dependencies, and build a working copy of ruby. The #rvm channel on freenode helped me with this. I am now upset at the time I wasted trying to get the other way to work.
This may be old news to some but I wanted to throw this up because I spent a ton of time Googling and did not find a good solution, I hope this helps others. Now I am going to build the ultimate post reinstall script for setting up OSX for security people!
Using Homebrew is easier. I tried the Macports method earlier and did not get it to work. Hm, I was wondering. How can I remove all of the changes made to the system without a clean install.
Awesome! Thanks, Dave!
Ruby 2.0 just aired.
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