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Ruby applications

You can install Ruby applications in the Alnoda workpspaces utilizing gem - a package manager for the Ruby programming language that provides a standard format for distributing Ruby programs and libraries. It is included with Ruby, and it is analogous to pip in Python or npm in Node.js.


Ruby is not installed in the Alnoda workspaces by default. To install Ruby run wrk install ruby. Restart terminal after installation is done.

Before installing Ruby applications you need to install Ruby in the workspace:

<font color="#5EA702">wrk</font> install ruby

Please restart workspace terminal now!

Having installed Ruby in the workspace, you can install Ruby applications with gem. For example let's install gem install Jekyll - a static site generator that's perfect for personal projects, blogs, or other websites that don't require a database.

<font color="#5EA702">gem</font> install jekyll -v 4.3.2

You can now use Jekyll

<font color="#5EA702">jekyll</font> -help

Alnoda Hub

If you are planning to register Ruby application in the Alnoda Hub, you need to start installation script with the command that installs Rybu and set environmental variables:

wrk install ruby
export PATH="$PATH:/home/abc/.rbenv/bin:/home/abc/.rbenv/shims/"