I would recommend you using RVM (http://beginrescueend.com/rvm/install/) which will allow you to use multiple versions of ruby without having to install them using apt. I've been using it instead of installing from repos on different boxes to keep consistent versions and such.
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On Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 2:34 AM, kevin wrote:
> I am planning to introduce my young son to some programming. As a first
> language I decided to start him off with Ruby.
>> One question:
>> Reading around there seems to be an issue with using rubygems on Debian.
> What is the accepted wisdom? Install everything using .debs or install
> rubygems from source and only install the basic ruby package from the
> package manager?
>> Are there similar issues with Fedora?
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