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Ruby Installing a Ruby Development Environment Installing a Ruby Development Environment Installing Ruby on Mac

trouble installing new ruby

tried installing ruby 2.1.1 by doing this in terminal: rbenv install ruby 2.1.1

Downloading ruby-2.1.1.tar.gz... -> http://dqw8nmjcqpjn7.cloudfront.net/e57fdbb8ed56e70c43f39c79da1654b2 Installing ruby-2.1.1...

BUILD FAILED

Inspect or clean up the working tree at /var/folders/p6/6f6kjls95wd25p_7b_xf1xxw0000gn/T/ruby-build.20140318174926.4520 Results logged to /var/folders/p6/6f6kjls95wd25p_7b_xf1xxw0000gn/T/ruby-build.20140318174926.4520.log

Last 10 log lines: file.c:261: error: ‘m’ undeclared (first use in this function) file.c:261: error: ‘kCFStringNormalizationFormC’ undeclared (first use in this function) file.c:262: error: ‘all’ undeclared (first use in this function) file.c:263: error: ‘kCFStringEncodingUTF8’ undeclared (first use in this function) file.c:263: error: ‘buflen’ undeclared (first use in this function) file.c:265: error: ‘UInt8’ undeclared (first use in this function) file.c:265: error: expected expression before ‘)’ token file.c:269: error: ‘s’ undeclared (first use in this function) make: *** [file.o] Error 1 make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....

what should i do/delete etc. to remedy this and get ruby 2.1.1 up and running? running on mac os x 10.7.5 if that matters.

1 Answer

Find out if you have a GCC compiler. If not, download a GCC compiler or download XCode w/ Command Tools. Then type "which gcc" and copy the directory. Then type "env CC=/usr/bin/gcc rbenv install $version"