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I got a new iMac for Easter (yay!) because my MacBook Pro unexpectedly gave up the ghost (boo!). Here’s a recap of my foray back to productivity.


Command Line Tools

Grab the 200 MB build over the full Xcode install.

Homebrew for all the stuff Apple left out

$> ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

$> brew doctor
# fix issues until "raring to brew"

Brew the basics

$> brew install git bash bash-completion


Favor rbenv over rvm

$> brew install rbenv ruby-build
$> echo 'eval "$(rbenv init -)"' >> ~/.bash_profile

Latest v1.9 for global use

$> rbenv install 1.9.3-p392
$> rbenv global 1.9.3-p392

Edge 2.0 for edge projects

$> rbenv install 2.0.0-p0


What setup would be complete without a few tribbles?

Unable to sudo

Multiple steps to allow wheel group to access the root directory.

First, use Disk Utility to repair disk permissions, then enable the root user, so we can finally su to execute:

#> chmod g+x /

Locale is not set

Add locale to our bash profile

$> echo 'LANG="en_US.UTF-8"' >> ~/.bash_profile