The wiki suggests using
$sudo pacman -S ruby1.9 but the package isn't there... I'd rather not compile it from source but I can if no one knows.
I'd recommend that you use rvm to manage Ruby versioning.
First install rvm:
You'll probably want to source that on shell startup as well, so add it to your
Now install Ruby 1.9.3:
If you want to set 1.9.3 as the system default, do this:
To manage different
After trying all three on Arch, I would recommend
It also isn't as "full-featured" as the other two, in that you will need to install ruby-build to install additional rubies.