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Ruby Ruby Foundations Ruby Basics Installing Ruby

Hello! I seem to be having a lot of problems….nothing in the video steps is matching what i am seeing?

The web site addresses, the exact code to copy and paste, etc. Is this accurate? Curious how long ago this video was made? I think i got as far as dloading and installing RVM, but cannot find the next line of code shown in the video anywhere to go to the next step!! Appreciate any suggestions on how to troubleshoot from here? Thanks.

2 Answers

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,440 Points

That depends on what operating system you're using. Windows? Mac? Linux?

ah sorry! mac 10.7.5. i am currently attempting to go back and use rbenv instead… is that correct? i just pasted: $ git clone https://github.com/sstephenson/rbenv.git ~/.rbenv into terminal however, and got the error: -bash: $: command not found

? i did check to make sure i have newest git installed

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,440 Points

Having rvm and rbenv installed at the same time is not a good idea and may lead to problems. Read about this conflict before attempting to do this. The command you're using should not have the $ symbol in it, just git clone.... This is as far as I can help you since I only use Linux and have no idea how Mac systems work and where to find help. Hopefully some Mac user will assist you soon.

That being said...I'm pretty sure you already have Ruby installed, since it's built-in with Mac systems. Go to console and write ruby -v and see if it gives you any output. If you have Ruby installed, you don't really need anything else for this particular course. I think.

Hello Kathryn!

I'm a Mac user and I believe I ran into some similar issues, so I just scrapped using RVM altogether (making sure to get rid of all the files) and stuck with just rbenv and it's been working well!