Installing the Ruby Postgres driver gem

19 Jan 2006

Just a quick pointer; hopefully it saves someone a few minutes of searching. If you want to install the Ruby native code driver for Postgres (as opposed to the pure Ruby driver, postgres-pr) and your PostgreSQL installation is in some non-standard location, just do this:

gem install postgres -- --with-pgsql-dir=/var/pgsql

Incidentally, that driver appears to have been originally written by the man himself:

  Author: matz
  created at: Tue May 13 20:07:35 JST 1997

And thanks to Noboru Saitou for maintaining it!