We’ve built 32bit and 64bit Ubuntu Hardy packages for Ruby Enterprise 1.8.7-2009.10. These packages are still in beta, and this is quite a major change from the default Hardy Ruby interpreter,which is 1.8.6, so we recommend you test thoroughly before putting it into production. We’ve been using them for a couple of days with no problems though.
As with our other Ruby EE packages, they upgrade (i.e replace) the standard 1.8 Ruby installation. This means all your gems stay the same, and everything on your system immediately starts using them (Phusion’s own Ubuntu packages do not work like this). We’ve tested it with the usual Railsy native gems, RMagick, Mongrel, fasthread etc. and have had no problems.
If you’re on a Brightbox, just edit
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/brightbox-rubyee.list and change the
rubyee component to
deb http://apt.brightbox.net/ hardy rubyee-testing
Then update and upgrade:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libruby1.8
If you’re not on a Brightbox, see the instructions on our wiki first. The wiki also documents how to revert back to the old packages.
As said above, we now have 64bit packages available too (which was recently made easier by some Debian package dependency updates, also included in our repository).
Please let us know how they worked out for you on our forum. Thanks!