As I already had
git installed the only thing left to do was to install a Ruby version manager. The octopress setup guide suggests either
rvm. As my attempts with
homebrew didn't bear fruit I moved on to a "manual"
curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby echo '[[ -s "$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm" ]] && source "$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm"' >> ~/.bash_profile
rvm and automatically adds the necessearry scripts to the
bash_profile. The next step is installing Ruby 1.9.3 itself:
rvm pkg install iconv rvm install 1.9.3 --with-gcc=clang --with-iconv-dir=$rvm_path/usr rvm use 1.9.3
The octopress setup is actually fairly simple and worked exactly as stated on the website.
git clone git://github.com/imathis/octopress.git octopress cd octopress gem install bundler bundle install rake install