Using Synaptic

warning: it appears that the Ubuntu package is currently 1.9.0, which you don’t want

Ruby 1.9 is available via the Synaptic installer. Be sure to select ruby1.9, irb1.9 and rubygems1.9 From Source

  sudo apt-get -y install libc6-dev libssl-dev make build-essential libssl-dev libreadline5-dev zlib1g-dev
  tar zxfv ruby-1.9.1-p0.tgz
  cd ruby-1.9.1-p0
  sudo make install
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