Installing Jekyll on Redhat Enterprise Linux

I love writing blogs with Jekyll. Before switching to Redhat Enterprise Linux, I used to use Fedora by Redhat.

To continue writing my blogs, I tried installing Jekyll but I encountered some problems which were not new for me as I have already encountered in Fedora.

Generally, for installing Jekyll we need to have Ruby installed in our system. It can be checked with

ruby -v

If it isn’t installed, the general command for installing Ruby is

# yum install ruby

After installing ruby, Jekyll can be installed with:

gem install jekyll

as Jekyll is a Ruby gem.


you might encounter problem here like

couldn't build native extensions,

similar to this.

This can be solved by installing a ruby developer package.

If ruby is already installed, let’s reinstall ruby-devel packages,

(if ruby is already installed, first uninstall ruby : yum remove ruby)

But to install devel packages in RHEL, we need to enable the optional repos.

subscription-manager repos  --enable rhel-7-server-optional-rpms

Now, install Ruby Devel package by

yum install ruby-devel

And finally, march ahead to install Jekyll! 😀

gem install jekyl

Oh yeah, installing bundle might be additional too.

gem install bundle

Enjoy Jekylling! 🙂

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Lakshman Basnet
Digital Media Marketer from Nepal currently based in Adelaide, South Australia who apart from playing with his cat - Eleven, also enjoys developing web content, publishing blogs and YouTube videos in his free time.

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