Now that Mac OS X 10.6 is out, it’s time to leave the world of 32 bit computing behind. The pre-installed Ruby interpreter will run in 64 bit mode by default, so you may need to pay attention when installing some C-based gems. The ibm_db Ruby gem for DB2 can easily be installed or updated to the latest available version by following these simple steps:
$ sudo -s $ export IBM_DB_LIB=/Users/<username>/sqllib/lib64 $ export IBM_DB_INCLUDE=/Users/<username>/sqllib/include $ export ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64" $ gem install ibm_db
You can verify that the installation was successful my running the following:
$ irb >> require 'ibm_db.bundle' => true
Please let me know if you encounter any issues, I’d be glad to help you.
Possibly related posts:
I sincerely welcome and appreciate your comments, whether in agreement or dissenting with my article. However, trolling will not be tolerated. Comments are automatically closed 15 days after the publication of each article.