Installing Ruby On Rail On Ubuntu with Rbenv

In This tutorial i will show you how to install

  1. rbenve – ruby version manager
  2.  ruby binary
  3.  ruby-on-rails – framework 

1 : Installing rbenv 

Setup : 

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Install Required Components For Ruby and other dependencies  

$ sudo apt-get install git-core -y
$ sudo apt-get install curl -y

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential openssl libreadline6 libreadline6-dev curl git-core zlib1g zlib1g-dev libssl-dev libyaml-dev libsqlite3-dev sqlite3 libxml2-dev libxslt-dev autoconf libc6-dev libgdbm-dev ncurses-dev automake libtool bison subversion pkg-config libffi-dev

Clone rbenv

Clone rbenv

$ git clone git:// ~/.rbenv

$ echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.profile

$ echo 'eval "$(rbenv init -)"' >> ~/.profile


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( Note modify .bash_profile , .bash_login or .zshrc according to your need )

now install some required rbenv plugins

$ cd  ~/.rbenv/
$ mkdir plugins
$ cd  ~/.rbenv/plugins

$ git clone git://

Restart Terminal


2 : Let’s Install Ruby

$ rbenv  install 1.9.3-p385

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Set Your Global Ruby version

$ rbenv global 1.9.3-p385
$ rbenv rehash
$ ruby -v

ruby -v

3 : Install Ruby-On-Rails Framework 

$ gem install bundler
$ gem install rails

( dont panic installing rails will take some time )


rails -v


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