I am new to Ruby and just diving in. The Ruby tutorial says I should get the packaging system from here: http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=126
I am on Ubuntu Linux. The page has a .tar and a .gem option for downloading. Which should I download?
Also, are gems exactly analogous to Java jars? And why do I need the gem packaging system if I can just download gems one by one as they are needed?
First, download *.tar file, unpack this file, then go to rubygems directory in your console, and type
That's it :)