The following are the steps that I performed to install ruby on my linux
machine. This same text is also available on
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...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
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
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