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I haven't run into the permissions problem (yet) reported here. Using the curl command here I don't think it's necessary to do the staff group thing but am running into other problems. At first I ran into problems because the ruby 1.8.2 in /usr/bin didn't support the RUBY_PATCHLEVEL variable. I downloaded the ruby one-click installer (1.8.6) and moved it to /usr/bin and now I am getting this error when running 'brew install git':

no such file to load -- no brew-install.rb

(I tried installing newer ruby versions first but RVM now requires gcc 4.2 which is not present in the newest Xcode (2.5) that will run on tiger.)

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Out of curiosity, why are you using Tiger? –  jtbandes Mar 25 '12 at 21:16
    
I was just about to ask them the same question until I saw your comment. Ruby is a tough cookie on all operating systems. –  Andrew Larsson Mar 26 '12 at 2:29

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