Recently, trying to run some of my
crutches (the Ruby thingies I use to help me sysadmining) under RVM, I've found that
require 'iconv' doesn't work. Since I knew it's working in standard
lang/ruby19 ports I started to search where is the trap and have found that. Here's how.
- rvm installed
- system ruby installed
- libiconv port installed
$ rvm use system
$ rvm install 1.9.2 -C --with-iconv-dir=/usr/local
$ rvm use 1.9.2
ruby-1.9.2-p290 :001 > require 'iconv'
The same way you can build iconv'ed 1.8.7. DO NOT do this with Rubinius (
rbx) because it builds with correct iconv'ification out of the box.