Installing Ruby and rails on Ubuntu Feisty

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Found these instructions at

Blogging to ensure I have a copy, credits go to janmartin.

Lets start with a fresh Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 installation:

  • sudo apt-get install build-essential
  • sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk
  • sudo update-java-alternatives –list
  • sudo apt-get install ruby irb ri rake rdoc ruby1.8-dev rubygems
  • sudo apt-get install libmysql-ruby mysql-server
  • sudo gem update –system
  • sudo gem install rails –include-dependencies

Some tests:

  • ruby –version
  • rails –version
  • mysql –version
  • gem list

END of command line installation

Aptana + Rails (Linux).
Extract it into ~/aptana

Follow these instructions:
# Open up Aptana, and Navigate to the Help > Software Updates > Find and Install menu.
# Select “Search for new features to install”, click “Finish”
# Select “Ruby on Rails Development Environment”, click “Finish”
# Select the Ruby on Rails Development Environment feature.
# Continue through the dialog boxes until complete.

Follow these instructions:

Menu -> Window -> Preferences

Rails -> Configuration
Rails path: /usr/bin/rails
Rake path: /usr/bin/rake

Installed interpreters:

RDoc path:/usr/bin/rdoc
Ri path: /usr/bin/ri