Even if there was plenty of info around, it was still a pain.
I am using Snow Leopard with RVM and Ports.
First I tried:
rvm install ruby-1.9.3 --with-openssl-dir=/opt/local \ --with-iconv-dir=/opt/localas described in:
But even if I had the openssl 1.0 using ports and the latest iconv, it will stil give me an error.
Until I finally tried a combination of the answers at this post:
rvm remove ruby-1.9.3 export PATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:$HOME/.rvm/bin rvm pkg install iconv rvm install ruby-1.9.3 --with-openssl-dir=/opt/local \ --with-iconv-dir=$rvm_path/usr
Basically use openssl from ports but a local package for iconv.