Ruby developers on Linux, what's your preferred Ruby?

@passthejoe I use system ruby by default, and chruby+ruby-install when I need a specific ruby for an app/library/project.

@postmodern For now I got rid of all the distro-supplied gems. I'll try rbenv soon -- I used it on my last OS (CentOS Stream) but not since I've been on Fedora.

@passthejoe Fedora's rubygems package is nice since they patched it to install gems into ~/.gem/ for normal users, so you don't have to run `sudo gem install` for all gems.

@postmodern I never know if I'm supposed to do 'sudo gem install' or just 'gem install'. Do they go to the same place, or does sudoing put it somewhere else?

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@passthejoe @postmodern You probably don't need the gem to be available to every user on your computer, so you don't need to sudo it.

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