How To Install RubyMine on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install RubyMine on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install RubyMine on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, RubyMine is an all-new IDE for Ruby and Rails developers, developed by JetBrains (best known for Java IDE IntelliJ IDEA). RubyMine builds upon the IntelliJ IDEA platform and brings together all of the essential features you expect of an IDE (editor, debugging tools, source control integration, code completion, and so forth) along with lots of extra goodies specific to Ruby, such as GUI-based support for RSpec and Test.

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 the step-by-step installation RubyMine on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install RubyMine on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Snappy Package Manager.

Install the Snappy package manager and type the following command:

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open

Step 3. Installing RubyMine on Ubuntu.

First, download and installed the RubyMine snap package and run the following command:

sudo snap install rubymine --classic

Step 4. Accessing RubyMine on Ubuntu.

After successful installation to start RubyMine via the terminal run the following command:


Also start RubyMine from activities on Ubuntu. Typing RubyMine will show you the RubyMine icon.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed RubyMine. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing RubyMine on your Ubuntu 18.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official RubyMine website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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