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by Mr eel — Oct 18
My advice is to install macports, then use that to install the latest version of Ruby and RubyGems. Export /opt/local/bin to your search path (I forget the precise steps here I'm worry) Then use ruby gems to install rails

sudo gem install rails --include--dependencies

Gems are the way to go. Easy to upgrade or remove as you need, and it manages any dependencies nicely.

Going for macports might seem like overkill, but seriously it makes it so much less painful, especially if you decide to use a new version of MySQL or a different web server like Lighttpd.
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