View Full Version : [SOLVED] Where is Ruby 2.1 package??

April 30th, 2015, 06:04 AM
I am trying to install Ruby 2.1 so that I can compile Sonic-Pi and give it a go.

https://github.com/samaaron/sonic-pi/blob/master/INSTALL.md#generic-linux (https://github.com/samaaron/sonic-pi/blob/master/INSTALL.md#generic-linux)

sudo apt-get install supercollider ruby2.1 libqscintilla2-dev ruby-dev cmake pkg-config

and I get
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package ruby2.1
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'ruby2.1'

This page seems to list ruby2.1 as a valid package but clicking on APT Install button and it doesn't find it.
http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/core/vivid/main/base/ruby2.1 (http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/core/vivid/main/base/ruby2.1)

Installing just ruby installs ruby1.9 so not the correct version!

How do I install Ruby 2.1 via Apt so I can keep it updated?

EDIT: Ok I believe it's called 2.0 in Trusty.

http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/pm/ruby2.1 (http://http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/pm/ruby2.1)


$ ruby2.0 -v
ruby 2.0.0p384 (2014-01-12) [x86_64-linux-gnu]

Sorry there a trusty 2.1 listed as well but it doesn't work!!


April 30th, 2015, 07:30 PM
Not a package manager solution, but most rubyists use rbenv or rvm to run their ruby apps, all gems, and ruby completely self-contained.
This is a best practice - not using the Ubuntu packaged version. There are many reasons to do it this way - chiefly so that ruby-based tools like puppet don't run into conflicts when folks need non-standard versions. Non-standard really is just a way of saying "not the version Canonical determined would work with all the different programs in other packages." It isn't derogatory.

May 1st, 2015, 12:26 AM
Just noticed I was being a little blind and it states it's it a third party repo, not one of the standard ones. Added Brightbox Ruby NG Experimental[1] and it's not installing as expected :)