# Installing Ruby

The installation instructions provided below aim to be the fastest and simplest way to install Ruby, with the ability to install gems that build native extensions.

The general instructions are:

  1. Install build tools / development tools
    Each operating system's package manager has its own "meta package" that installs some compilers and other packages needed for building other packages.
  2. Install libyaml
    Many Ruby gems rely on this library.
  3. Ensure the gem bin path is in your $PATH
    Some installation methods do not update the $PATH properly. You will need to alter your $PATH so that it includes the path to the location of gem executable files.

# apt - Ubuntu / Debian

$ sudo apt -y update
$ sudo apt -y install build-essential libyaml-dev ruby-dev
$ sudo gem install bashly

# pacman - Arch Linux

$ sudo pacman -Suy
$ sudo pacman -S base-devel ruby

# add gem bin dir to path (put this in your initialization script if needed)
$ export PATH="$PATH:$(gem env path | sed 's#[^:]\+#&/bin#g')"

$ gem install bashly

# dnf - Fedora / CentOS / Red Hat

$ sudo dnf -y update
$ sudo dnf -y install @development-tools libyaml-devel ruby-devel
$ gem install bashly