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Powerful and clean object-oriented scripting language

Ruby is the interpreted scripting language for quick and easy object-oriented programming. It has many features to process text files and to do system management tasks (as in Perl). It is simple, straight-forward, extensible, and portable.

Version: 1.8.7-p374 License: (Ruby or GPL-2) GitHub
Maintainers kimuraw
Categories lang ruby
Platforms darwin
  • dtrace (enable dtrace support)
  • mactk (enable MacTk (Tk.framework without X11) support)
  • no_doc (do not install rdoc documents)
  • tk (enable tk support)
  • universal (Build for multiple architectures)

"ruby" depends on

lib (6)
run (1)
build (3)

Ports that depend on "ruby"


Port notes

This port is deprecated since the project is no longer maintained upstream. It is likely to be removed from MacPorts at some point in the future. If you find this port useful and would like to see it continue, please consider posting to the macports-users mailing list. See for more details. To make this the default Ruby (i.e., the version run by the 'ruby' commands), run:
sudo port select --set ruby ruby18

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Livecheck error

Error: cannot check if ruby was updated (curl_multi_info_read() returned {.msg = CURLMSG_DONE, .data.result = 3 (!= CURLE_OK)}, but the error buffer is not set. curl_easy_strerror(.data.result): URL using bad/illegal format or missing URL)

last updated: 17 hours ago