28 February, 2012
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I just went through the process of setting up RVM from scratch in a zone in OpenIndiana. I wrote previously about the gnu path problem, but didn’t write down any of the OpenIndiana dependencies. They are:
To install RVM, you will need:
- curl certificates installed into /etc/curl/curlCA (not installed by default in a new zone)
- The following packages are required to install rvm:
# pkg install archiver/gnu-tar text/gawk text/gnu-grep pkg:/sfe.openindiana.org/developer/versioning/git`
Note: This requires adding the “SFE” (Spec Files Extra) repository as a known publisher. If this is already set up in your global zone then the new non-global zone should inherit it.
- Set the PATH environment variable to include `/usr/gnu/bin` at the front, i.e.: in .bashrc
Building Ruby 1.8.7
You will additionally need the following packages installed to build ruby 1.8.7 using rvm:
# pkg install runtime/gcc text/gnu-patch developer/library/lint system/header system/library/math/header-math file/gnu-coreutils`
Installing Ruby Enterprise Edition also worked for me. But it’s installer requires another ruby to be installed first.
So far the following rubies / gems have had problems:
- Ruby 1.9.3 does not build correctly. (1.9.2 does, though) See the illumos bug tracker: https://www.illumos.org/issues/1587
- Passenger gem installs, but apache module fails to compile.
So it’s not yet a perfect world
19 February, 2012
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I’ve used the TTCP tcp test program from time to time, and am at present looking at some networking in Ruby. So why not have a look at porting that to ruby? So I did.
This has been built as a gem, which an executable ‘ttcp’ that will install in your gem’s bin folder. You can get the gem from here: http://rubygems.org/gems/ttcp
Or type: `
gem install ttcp` at your terminal.
Source code is released under MIT license, and available on github: https://github.com/mattconnolly/ttcp
So far, I’ve tested it out on Mac and OpenIndiana in ruby 1.8.7, 1.9.3 and JRuby 1.6.5. I can’t seem to run the tests in JRuby, but it appears to work anyway.