How To Install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Ruby on Rails (RoR) is a framework written in the Ruby programming language that allows you to use Ruby in combination with HTML, CSS, and similar programming languages. It is used by many developers since it makes the application development very simple.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Opera browser on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa.

Install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install gcc g++ make

Step 2. Installing RVM (Ruby Version Manager)

Now import GPG keys of the RVM using the gpg command below:

gpg --keyserver hkp://keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 409B6B1796C275462A1703113804BB82D39DC0E3 \
7D2BAF1CF37B13E2069D6956105BD0E739499BDB

Next, download the RVM installer script and install the RVM:

curl -sSL https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby

Once installation is completed, load the RVM to the system using the following command:

source /usr/local/rvm/scripts/rvm

After that, update the RVM to the latest stable version and add the root user to the rvm group:

rvm get stable --autolibs=enable
usermod -a -G rvm root

Then, check the rvm version:

rvm version

Step 3. Installing Ruby.

Now we install Ruby using the rvm command:

rvm install ruby-2.7.1

You can check out your Ruby version using the following command:

ruby --version

Step 4. Installing Node.js and Yarn.

Now add the Nodejs Nodes ource repository:

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo -E bash -

Then, add the GPG key and repository of the Yarn package manager:

curl -sL https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list

After that, update all available repositories on your system and run following command to install the Node.js and Yarn:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install yarn nodejs

Once installation completed, check the Node.js and Yarn version using the following command:

$ node --version
$ yarn --version

Step 5. Installing Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 20.04.

Install Ruby on Rails using the gem command:

gem install rails

When the installation is finished, check the Ruby on Rails version:

rails --version

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Ruby on Rails. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Ruby on Rails in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Ruby on Rails website.

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