Jekyll on Ubuntu
Before we install Jekyll, we need to make sure we have all the required dependencies.
sudo apt-get install ruby ruby-dev build-essential
It is best to avoid installing Ruby Gems as the root user. Therefore, we need to
set up a gem installation directory for your user account. The following
commands will add environment variables to your
~/.bashrc file to configure
the gem installation path. Run them now:
echo '# Install Ruby Gems to ~/gems' >> ~/.bashrc echo 'export GEM_HOME=$HOME/gems' >> ~/.bashrc echo 'export PATH=$HOME/gems/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bashrc source ~/.bashrc
Finally, install Jekyll:
gem install jekyll bundler
That’s it! You’re ready to start using Jekyll.