Ruby is one of the most popular language nowadays. Ruby is used for web applications and also for games etc. In this tutorial, described steps to install Ruby on CentOS 7 system. It’s used with Ruby on Rails framework.
Before you start installation, make sure that you should logged in with non-root user account with sudo privileges.
Install Ruby on CentOS
Fastest and easy way to install Ruby package is using yum package manager . Ruby is available in CentOS repositories. Below given steps to install Ruby from the default CentOS repositories:
Install Ruby package using below command:
sudo yum install ruby
On the completion of installation you can verify it by typing below command and it will print the version of installed Ruby.
It should look like as below:
ruby 2.0.0p648 (2015-12-16) [x86_64-linux]
Install Ruby using Rbenv
Rbenv is a Ruby version management tool. Using this tool you can easily switch the version of Ruby on same system if installed multiple versions. By default Rbenv doesn’t handle installing Ruby versions so we also need to install
ruby-build which is a tool that will help you to install specific version of Ruby which you need. Follow the instruction below to install Ruby using Rbenv:
At first, you should install dependencies for installation of
sudo yum install git-core zlib zlib-devel gcc-c++ patch readline readline-devel libyaml-devel libffi-devel openssl-devel make bzip2 autoconf automake libtool bison curl sqlite-devel
After that run the following curl command to install
curl -sL https://github.com/rbenv/rbenv-installer/raw/master/bin/rbenv-installer | bash -
Above command will clone both rbenv and ruby-build repositories from GitHub to
$HOME/.rbenv/bin to the system PATH.
If you are using Bash, run:
echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc echo 'eval "$(rbenv init -)"' >> ~/.bashrc source ~/.bashrc
If you are using Zsh run:
echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.zshrc echo 'eval "$(rbenv init -)"' >> ~/.zshrc source ~/.zshrc
Select the latest and stable version of Ruby and you can set default version as per your need.
rbenv install 2.6.3
rbenv global 2.6.3
You can confirm installation by issuing below command:
It should show output as below:
ruby 2.3.3p222 (2016-11-21) [x86_64-linux-gnu]
Ruby Program Example
We are going to create a simple ruby program. So create a
demo.rb file using your favorite editor:
sudo nano demo.rb
Paste below lines in to that file:
puts "Ruby Simple Demo"
Save file and exit from editor using
demo.rb file issue below command:
It will print simple output as below:
Ruby Simple Demo
You have successfully learned multiple ways to install Ruby on CentOS 7 system. If you have any problem or suggestion please leave a comment below.
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