Donnerstag, 22. Mai 2008

Traps falls installing things, addons and packages

It turns out that using preconfigured binaries and packages are waste of time.
For example. i install ruby using:

useraccount> pfexec pkg install ruby-dev

The package was compiled on the SUN cc compiler - which is fine, but.....
the setup.rb file of the ruby system has all the environment variables set from the machine it was compiled on - and not mine. Editing that file by hand to adapt the environment to my machine is a night mare.

The RMagick gem and for that matter the source code both look at the environment in the setup.rb file and because nothing in there is relevant to my machine the install fails.

useraccount> pfexec uninstall ruby-dev
useraccount> su
superuseraccount> pfexec rm -r /ruby

So the only way to do this properly is uninstall the ruby pkg, get rid of the installation from my file system, down load the source and compile it again.

useraccount> cd /export/home/tmp
useraccount>pfexec wget
useraccount>pfexec bunzip2 -dc ruby-1.8.6-p110.tar.bz2 | tar xf -

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