So I really fucked up the installation of this the first 2 or 4 times that I attempted to install this. The last time I attempted to do this I remember installing RVM (Ruby Version Manager) through apt and I was off and going. This did not work out so well this time. I was plagued by gem install failures curl failures and some serious fuckery. So instead of continuing down the same shitty path I turned to google for guidance.
After some google-fu I was able to find another way to get this off the ground. Here are the steps I had to take to get this up and running
sudo -s apt update apt install make gcc apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng apt update apt install ruby2.3 ruby2.3-dev ruby-switch ruby-switch --set ruby2.3 curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_4.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs apt install sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev apt install zlibc zlib1g-dev libxml2 libxml2-dev libxslt1.1 libxslt1-dev gem install nokogiri -- --use-system-libraries gem install bundler gem install rails --pre #this took forever so don't be alarmed if it seems hung
Time to test!
#to test the install create an application # I'm going to create a directory to put all of my rails apps in mkdir /home/lucas/railsapps cd /home/lucas/railsapps #next you need to exit root or you'll be plagued by permissions issues #to create a new application type this rails new testapp #Next step is testing teh new app cd testapp rails server # this command starts the server, however, this actually failed for me with an error for Inotify #I had to comment out the 2nd to last line in /home/lucas/rails/testapp/config/environments/development.rb #it started with 'config.file_watcher' #do this and start the application again #then open your browser and go to http://localhost:3000 you should get a nice web-page saying it was successfully installed