How to do ruby setup on linux?


#1

Hi All,

Can anyone explain how ruby can be setup on linux?

Thanks


#2

Ch Asif wrote:

Hi All,

Can anyone explain how ruby can be setup on linux?

Thanks

Which linux?
You can install ruby via the distro you are using. Or you can install
from source.

Daniel


#3

Daniel B. wrote:

Ch Asif wrote:

Hi All,

Can anyone explain how ruby can be setup on linux?

Thanks

Which linux?
You can install ruby via the distro you are using. Or you can install
from source.

Daniel

I have Fedora Core 6 on VmWare. Thanks


#4

I have Fedora Core 6 on VmWare. Thanks

Try “yum install ruby”

(But beware that Fedora 6 is well past its sell-by date - that is, it’s
no longer maintained, so you’ll get no security or bug fixes. Better to
update to Fedora 9 first. If you don’t like the pain of upgrading every
year, then choose a different distro with long-term support, like CentOS
or Ubuntu LTS)


#5

Ch Asif wrote:

Daniel B. wrote:

Ch Asif wrote:

Hi All,

Can anyone explain how ruby can be setup on linux?

Thanks

Which linux?
You can install ruby via the distro you are using. Or you can install
from source.

Daniel

I have Fedora Core 6 on VmWare. Thanks

The following are the steps that I performed to install ruby on my linux
machine.

I went to http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/downloads/ There I found out a
section with the heading Ruby Source Code

I pick the url of the link for the file using the right click and
choosing the ‘copy link location’ in my firefox.

Then I went to the shell on my linux and put the following command

shell> wget ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.7-p72.tar.gz

This downloaded the ruby source code to my root directory. I extracted
the file using the following command

shell> tar -xvf ruby-1.8.7-p72.tar.gz

This command extracted the source archieve to ruby-1.8.7-p72 directory.
Then I enter into this ruby-1.8.7-p72 directory and executed the
following command

shell> ./configure

This is actually not a command rather a script, that is run to check the
required configurations for the installation purposes. At the successful
run of this script I executed the following command

shell> make

This make command compiled the code. At the end of the make command I
executed the following command

shell> make install

This make install command installed the ruby and placed the ruby files
in appropriate folders.

Thats all to what I did for installing ruby on a linux machine.

You can confirm your ruby installation by using the following command

shell> ruby -v

This same text is also available on
http://linux-certification.blogspot.com/2008/10/setting-up-ruby-on-linux.html