Install Ruby on Rails from source
As of April 1, 2015, the latest version of Ruby [stable] is 2.2.1. I'm installing it from source to get latest and the greatest. This is a log of Ruby installations on my personal and office MacBooks, and development and production servers at work.
NOTE: I do not use rvm or rbenv because I like to have all my apps running with the same version of Ruby. If you have to run apps with different versions of Ruby, you'll need to install rvm or rbenv first.
Install dependencies and libraries
First, install the dependencies and libraries. We'll make sure to include support for OpenSSL and build tools.
On a Mac, assuming that you have Xcode tools and Homebrew installed:
xcode-select --install brew install openssl
Find the openssl path:
brew --prefix openssl
It should return something like this:
On Debian, run as root:
apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get install wget build-essential libssl-dev libpcre3-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev
On CentOS, run as root:
yum install gcc g++ make automake autoconf curl-devel openssl-devel zlib-devel
Download and install
mkdir ~/downloads cd ~/downloads wget http://cache.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/2.2/ruby-2.2.1.tar.gz tar -xzvf ruby-2.2.1.tar.gz cd ruby-2.2.1
If you're on a Mac, use the
configure command with this option:
If you're on Debian or CentOS, use the default command:
Continue the build:
make sudo make install
Check if Ruby is installed with
You should get something like this.
ruby 2.2.1p85 (2015-02-26 revision 49769) [x86_64-darwin14]
sudo gem install rails
After several minutes, you will end up with Rails 4.2.1. Verify it with:
You should see something like this.
Now, you can create your Ruby on Rails apps.
Stay tuned for more articles here.
Posted on 01 Apr 2015
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