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I can't find a repository that contains ruby 1.8.7. All repos only contain 1.8.5 or 1.8.6 versions.

Does anyone know of any repos with ruby-1.8.7?

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You forgot your question. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 11 '10 at 18:30
What version of centos are you running? – Andrew Case Sep 25 '11 at 3:58
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RBEL Repo provides Ruby packages for RHEL based distro's.

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I also searched for a more recent ruby for RHEL 5 / centos, nothing found. Maybe other, recent ruby versions break other things...

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Indeed, it will probably break all extensions compiled against the shipped version of Ruby, so you'll need to recompile extensions and packages that you want to use with it. RHEL/CentOS usually remains on a single major version of a package to provide ABI stability and compatibility. – m0dlx Jul 24 '11 at 12:58

I can't either but you can still install from rpm.

Here are some links.

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Obviously as these are unknown third party sources, you should make your own assessment on the security implications.

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SMiX, How did you finally resolve this. Did you install ruby 1.8.7 from rpm or are you sticking with a version in the repos? – Richard Holloway Aug 13 '10 at 23:37
Based on his later question, itsabear solved it by switching to Ubuntu. – Rilindo Nov 25 '11 at 23:15
@Rilindo: I find that solves a lot of problems with CentOS. – Richard Holloway Feb 8 '12 at 14:43

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