Hello - I have an Intel Mac (12.6.1) and have followed various tutorials to install Ruby and Jekyll, etc. And overall things appear to be in good shape.
However, before diving into creating a Jekyll website (my first), I wanted to double check that I have the latest versions of everything. Here is the current status:
Ruby = 3.1.2p20 (2022-04-12 revision 4491bb740a) [x86_64-darwin21] → Up to date
RubyGems = 3.3.25 → Up to date
Bundler version 2.3.25 (2022-11-02 commit 6b0b87b1ed) → Up to date
Git version 2.38.1 → Up to date
Xcode = Version 14.1 (14B47b) → Up to date
Xcode Command Line Tools = Apple clang version 14.0.0 (clang-1400.0.29.202) → Up to date
GCC = Apple clang version 14.0.0 (clang-1400.0.29.202) → Not up to date - should be 4.4
Make = Make 3.81 → Not up to date - should be 4.4
As for GCC (and g++) and Make, apparently the system is using older versions installed with Xcode … This post here covers it: macos - How to make terminal use newer version of GNU make(4.3) instead of default old(3.81) one? - Stack Overflow
In particular, when I do
brew info make, I get the same output as in the post’s answer. For reference, the full output is:
==> **make**: stable 4.4 (bottled) Utility for directing compilation https://www.gnu.org/software/make/ Conflicts with: remake (because both install texinfo files for make) Not installed From: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/blob/HEAD/Formula/make.rb License: GPL-3.0-only ==> **Dependencies** Build: **lzip** **✘** ==> **Caveats** GNU "make" has been installed as "gmake". If you need to use it as "make", you can add a "gnubin" directory to your PATH from your bashrc like: PATH="/usr/local/opt/make/libexec/gnubin:$PATH"
Now, the Stack Overflow post merely says you can do this, not whether you should or how to do it either …
So my question is whether I should stick with these older versions, or if I should upgrade to the latest versions? And if upgrading is the best option, then I’ll need more step-by-step instructions on how to do it (since I’m not a programmer and the terminal output is a little sparse on details for me).
Thanks for your advice,