ruby_select is broken

Ian Wadham at
Sun Sep 26 04:14:21 UTC 2021

Hi guys,

MacPorts contains packages of many versions of Ruby, similarly to the Python and Perl groups, but the corresponding “ruby_select” port does not automatically create the links needed to access commands “ruby”, “gem” etc. I was able to get around this by using “sudo port select” manually, but would it be possible for someone to fix “ruby_select” so that the ports “ruby$n” work properly “out of the box".

Also, the port actually called “ruby” is very old (version 1.8.7) and “port notes ruby” deprecates it. Should it be removed from MacPorts? Or reincarnated as “ruby18”, dropping “ruby186” as well?

Ian Wadham.

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