Compiling Ruby with OpenSSL, Zlib and Readline support on Debian

DRAFT… From http://blog.fiveruns.com/2008/3/3/compiling-ruby-rubygems-and-rails-on-ubuntu

Install pre-requisites

apt-get -y install build-essential libssl-dev libreadline5-dev zlib1g-dev

Download and install

cd /usr/local/src

wget http://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.6.tar.gz

tar zxvf ruby-1.8.6.tar.gz

cd ruby-1.8.6.tar.gz

./configure --prefix=/usr/local --with-openssl-dir=/usr --with-readline-dir=/usr --with-zlib-dir=/usr

make
make install

ruby -ropenssl -rzlib -rreadline -e "puts :success"