Bash was out of date (version 3.1) and RVM require version above 3.2. The procedure is to download the bash source, compile it and install it in your home directory. Then make sure it is selected instead of the previous bash version.
wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/bash-4.1.tar.gz tar xzf bash-4.1.tar.gz mkdir -p $HOME/usr/local cd $HOME/bash-4.1 ./configure --prefix=$HOME/usr/local/; make; make install echo 'export PATH=$HOME/usr/local/bin:$PATH' >> .bashrc . $HOME/.bashrc echo "$BASH_VERSION"
You may also change your prompt adding \v to your PS1 variable to display the bash version running.
The curl version was also out of date and as it is required by RVM and the installation process. To update it go to http://curl.haxx.se/download.html and get the URL of the version you want to install.
wget http://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-7.28.1.tar.gz tar xzf curl-7.28.1.tar.gz cd curl-7.28.1 ./configure --prefix=$HOME/usr/local; make; make install curl --version
Git was not installed and without root I cannot use apt-get neither other package manager. To install it from the source go to http://code.google.com/p/git-core/downloads/list select the latest version or the one you want. Then:
wget http://git-core.googlecode.com/files/git-220.127.116.11.tar.gz tar xzf git-18.104.22.168.tar.gz cd git-22.214.171.124 ./configure --prefix=$HOME/usr/local; make; make install git --version
With Bash, Curl and Git now is time to install RVM:
curl -L get.rvm.io | bash -s stable source $HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm #Check RVM is installed correctly. The output should be: rvm is a function type rvm | head -1 rvm notes rvm requirements
Check the dependencies and install the dependencies you don't have. In my case I had to install libyaml
Go to http://pyyaml.org/wiki/LibYAML and copy the URL of the libyaml source file.
wget http://pyyaml.org/download/libyaml/yaml-0.1.4.tar.gz tar xzf yaml-0.1.4.tar.gz cd yaml-0.1.4 ./configure --prefix=$HOME/usr/local/; make; make install
Install readline and readline-devel
wget ftp://ftp.cwru.edu/pub/bash/readline-6.2.tar.gz tar xzf readline-6.2.tar.gz cd readline-6.2 ./configure --prefix=$HOME/usr/local/; make; make install
wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.69.tar.gz tar xzf autoconf-2.69.tar.gz cd autoconf-2.69 ./configure --prefix=$HOME/usr/local/; make; make install
wget http://mirrors.axint.net/repos/gnu.org/libtool/libtool-2.4.tar.gz tar xzf libtool-2.4.tar.gz cd libtool-2.4 ./configure --prefix=$HOME/usr/local/; make; make install
Now you may continue with the ruby and rails installations.
#List the availables rubies rvm list known #Install the latest or the version you need rvm install 1.9.3 #Set it as the default version to use rvm use 1.9.3 --default #Generate shebang wrappers rvm tools rvm-env ruby bash #Install Rails gem install rails
I'll use SQLite so I do not need MySQL neither PosgreSQL. As SQLite was already there (Version 3.3.6) I am (or should) be ready to start Railing.
TODO's:The installer cannot find libyaml. I still need to find a way to make rvm find it in my $HOME/usr/local/lib directory. Any suggestion?
I still need to check if the following dependencies are installed or not: