After using openSUSE and SUSE before for many years and almost never posting anything I find myself wishing to share experiences. This time installing ruby
I develop websites using Drupal and use the ruby gem compass family. So on a new installation I selected ruby to be installed during the installation thinking to save time.
Then installed compass and when I tried typing compass clean I go the command not found response. Tried adding the compass path to the path command and still nothing.
So I decided to uninstall and re-install and this is how i did it.
Uninstall all gems
gem list | cut -d" " -fl | xargs gem uninstall
zypper rm ruby
Download the source file from download.ruby-lang.org
I followed the helpful instructions on lizards.opensuse.org/2010/06/installing-ruby-1-9-on-opensuse-11-2
Then when everything was safely installed
Using the following commands
gem update --system
gem install compass
Going to the previous project typed in compass clean and eveything worked as before!