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Following the advice found in many places, I tried to install Ruby 1.9 without a suffix using this command:

sudo port install ruby19 +nosuffix

This still leaves the suffix "1.9" on the binary; typing which ruby yields /usr/bin/ruby (the system installation); in Macports' /opt/local/bin, there is only the file ruby1.9 to be found.

This is on a system with a fresh installation of Macports. No error messages or warnings during the execution of the above command.

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I recently noticed the same thing. It seems that the ruby19 port no longer supports the +nosuffix variant, and the port tool seems to silently ignore it if you try to use it. The MacPorts ruby19 package information page seems to confirm this.

EDIT:

After posting, I took a second look at the portfile description and there may be a new syntax at work:

sudo port select ruby ruby19

This seems to have created all of the necessary symlinks.

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Unsurprisingly, the MacPorts guide makes absolutely no mention of the select command, but port help select does provide some shallow reference. –  beporter Apr 9 '13 at 23:55
    
The sudo port select ruby ruby19 did the trick! –  waldrumpus Apr 10 '13 at 18:04
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