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scott@parker
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Pinned topic Ruby on AIX

‏2013-01-02T16:03:09Z |
I would like to know if anybody has compiled Ruby on AIX 6.1? I am having issues and am wondering if anybody has done the footwork, as I really don't have the time to spend on this endeavor.
Updated on 2013-01-31T16:14:54Z at 2013-01-31T16:14:54Z by SystemAdmin
  • flodstrom
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    Re: Ruby on AIX

    ‏2013-01-10T12:50:30Z  in response to scott@parker
    I had a look at Ruby some time ago, but I gave up in the end.

    I don't know where you got stuck, but I decided to stop at a part of the code that was made up by a maze of C macros. Just didn't have the time or eager to wade through all those macros.

    If you really need Ruby on AIX then I would advice to try it with gcc since it seem to be more tolerant towards most kinds of spagetti code.
  • scott@parker
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    Re: Ruby on AIX

    ‏2013-01-10T13:01:17Z  in response to scott@parker
    That is exactly what I have been trying. There was a point where the compile was trying to create temporary files in directories that didn't exist yet, so at every stop there, I created the directory manually and moved on. Hit a wall after that. I have since gave the opinion of the project being unable to continue on AIX, which now we are moving to Linux.

    Thank you for the response.
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: Ruby on AIX

      ‏2013-01-10T16:29:35Z  in response to scott@parker
      I've asked out Linux Toolbox people about it but haven't gotten a response yet.

      There is a older level of Ruby available on the Bull site at http://gnome.bullfreeware.com/aixtoolbox/RPMS/ppc/ruby/

      Apparently we were having some problems building the later version as well. I'll post when I get a response from Development.

      Jay
      • SystemAdmin
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        Re: Ruby on AIX

        ‏2013-01-31T16:14:54Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        We have succeded in building ruby version 1.9.3.

        In order to build it:
        + we are using xlc version 10
        + pkg-config rpm MUST NOT be installed on the system where rpm is built
        + we are using the following configure options :
        ./configure \
        --host=%{buildhost} --target=%{buildhost} --build=%{buildhost} \
        --prefix=%{_prefix} \
        --enable-pthread \
        --enable-shared
        + we are using a "ulimit -d unlimited" before running make test.
        The rpm package is published under:
        http://www.bullfreeware.com