Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· aalvarado

Install Ruby 2.0 on OSX with rbenv and macport's readline support ( reverse search on pry works!)

OSX ships with the older libedit library which is what rbenv picks up if not given an explicit --with-readline-dir configuration flag. I was able to find a lot of info of installing with homebrew but none with macports ( except this one: ) which is in japanese :(. Luckily the bash prompt is in english.

Also I didn't want to use libedit and do this: #sadness :(

In short you want to add it like this ( you might want to throw in openssl support from the same place too ) :

$ CONFIGURE_OPTS="--with-openssl-dir=/opt/local --with-readline-dir=/opt/local" rbenv install 2.0.0-p0

Now I can do:

$ pry
[1] pry(main)> foo = 1
=> 1
(reverse-i-search)`foo': foo = 1


Have fun!

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Thanks dude! That did the trick.

over 1 year ago ·

Works great! Also works for 2.0.0-p195.

over 1 year ago ·

Great, thank you. I have been using macports for a lot of bins, libs like opnessl etc., but recently installed rbenv, so compilation of ruby failed, but with these flags it works perfectly.

over 1 year ago ·

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over 1 year ago ·