Install Ruby 1.9.2 on Ubuntu

By | May 28, 2011

As you all know Ruby is one of the most popular programming language on the web. It is recommended to install ruby 1.9.2 instead of 1.8.x

I tried to install ruby from the package manager on Ubuntu, but ruby 1.9.2 is not there in the repo.

So, I am going to show you how to install ruby 1.9.2 on Ubuntu

Step 1 -

Fire up the terminal and execute these few commands -

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential zlib1g zlib1g-dev libruby1.9.1 libxml2 libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev
$ sudo apt-get build-dep ruby1.9.1
$ wget
$ tar xvjf ruby-1.9.2-p0.tar.bz2

Step 2
Open ruby-1.9.2-p0/ext/Setup and uncomment the zlib line.

Step 3
Now, simply configure, compile and install it! -

$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install


To check the ruby version -

$ ruby -v
=> ruby 1.9.2p0 (2010-08-18 revision 29036) [x86_64-linux]

To check the rubygems version -

$ gem -v
=> 1.3.7

Hope this quick tip will help many Ubuntu users who want to install ruby 1.9.2


Last Updated On : 28th May 2011

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