In this tutorial, we will install ruby 2.4 with rbenv on Centos /RHEL 7/6.
Ruby is a dynamic, interpreted, reflective, object-oriented, general-purpose programming language. It was designed and developed in the mid-1990s by Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto in Japan.
According to the creator, Ruby was influenced by Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp. It supports multiple programming paradigms, including functional, object-oriented, and imperative.
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There are few prerequisites that you need to install before.
yum install git
Use rbenv to pick a Ruby version for your application and guarantee that your development environment matches production. Put rbenv to work with Bundler for painless Ruby upgrades and bulletproof deployments.
git clone https://github.com/rbenv/rbenv.git ~/.rbenv
~/.rbenv/bin to your
$PATH for access to the
rbenv command-line utility.
echo'export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bash_profile
Set up rbenv in your shell.
Execute the following command to install ruby-build.
git clone https://github.com/rbenv/ruby-build.git ~/.rbenv/plugins/ruby-build
You can use the rbenv doctor to verify if it’s installed properly.
curl -fsSL https://github.com/rbenv/rbenv-installer/raw/master/bin/rbenv-doctor | bash
Install Ruby 2.4.1
Now after successful installation of rbenv now we will install ruby and manage ruby using rbenv.
rbenv install 2.4.1 Downloading ruby-2.4.1.tar.bz2... -> https://cache.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/2.4/ruby-2.4.1.tar.bz2 Installing ruby-2.4.1... Installed ruby-2.4.1 to /root/.rbenv/versions/2.4.1
Set default Ruby
After installation of ruby 2.4.1, we will set it up as default ruby version.
rbenv global 2.4.1
Use the above command to set ruby version globally.
rbenv local 2.4.1
Use the above command to application-specific ruby version.
Check Ruby Version
ruby -v ruby 2.4.1p111 (2017-03-22 revision 58053) [x86_64-linux]
which ruby /root/.rbenv/shims/ruby
List Ruby Versions
To list all installed ruby versions use the following command.
rbenv versions system * 2.4.1 (set by /root/.rbenv/version)
Now you have successfully installed ruby 2.4.1.
If you have any issue using this tutorial please feel free to comment below.
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